Professional Development

IIDA’s Professional Development committee helps strengthen the interior design industry through support throughout the professional’s career; from student members to those studying for the NCIDQ examination to continuing education units that help all members stay on top of current issues within the profession.
Continuing Education (CEU)

CEU Compliance: The current compliance period runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education prior to December 31, 2019. All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements.

The current compliance period applies if you became a Professional or an Associate Member prior to January 1, 2018. This allows you two years to complete the 1.0 CEU requirements. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2018 your first compliance period begins January 1, 2020.

IIDA accepts all IDCEC approved courses. It is the responsibility of each Member to maintain their own records.

Please review the Helpful Hints attachment before using the IDCEC CE Registry.  Attachment can be accessed here.

Want to present a CEU?

VP Professional Development Link Contact:
Beth Mau at or 808-523-9636

Register your CEU’s at IDCEC:

NCIDQ exam information:

Studying for the NCIDQ exam?
Contact Beth Mau at or 808-523-9636 for information on study groups and materials.

Additional [FUTURE] Items – STAY TUNED!
  • Professional Development Acronyms
  • Why CEUs
  • AIA or LEED credits
  • CEUs on-line or other sponsored CEUs
  • LEED ID+C exam help
  • IIDA Foundation reimbursement for exams (NCIDQ and LEED); NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement; Sustainable Design Education Fund
IIDA has a wealth of up-to-date information and resources that I've been able to tap into through my membership. Design is always evolving & it's important to keep up!
Jenny Manansala
Member since 2008