Advance your career with IIDA
As a member of IIDA Mid-America, you have access to an amazing trove of resources to advance your career, hone your skills, and much more.
NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) is a three-part examination developed by Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) to ensure interior designers are competent to meet industry standards and can create designs that support public health, safety and welfare.
IIDA Mid America – Kansas City is committed to advancing interior design and its practitioners as well as cultivating leadership within the design profession. Mentorship builds meaningful professional relationships which allow for the informal transmission of knowledge that in turn shapes future leaders.
2023 will be a year to celebrate our past mentors and mentees with special events planned just for them. We will reunite, reflect, and look forward to the future to re-evaluate our program for 2024.
IIDA Mid-America Chapter has made a commitment to provide valuable resources to its members who are preparing to take the NCIDQ exam. Self-paced videos and study materials are available FREE to IIDA members and for a minimal fee to non-members. Study materials include subject matter expert presentation videos, informational PDFs, and practice exams. Sign up for access and you will be contacted by the VP of Professional Development. https://iidamidamerica.ticketleap.com/ncidq2023/
Study Session Topics Include:
- NCIDQ Overview (FX, PX & PRAC 2.0 Exams)
- Professional Practice
- Finishes with building material representatives in local showroom
- Building Codes with local codes expert
- Lighting with industry guest speaker from area MEP firm
IIDA Mid-America has curated a NCIDQ Study Materials Library to allow members to check out books and other study materials. Requests are to be sent to the VP of Professional Development at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the links below to review and download.
Find important NCIDQ dates and deadlines here.
NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement
Finished taking the NCIDQ exams? Apply to be reimbursed for your exam fees!
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
LEED is a green building rating system for buildings, homes, and neighborhoods in any area of the world. The rating system was created to lay a framework for design teams to effectively create buildings that are healthy, cost-saving, and highly efficient. The council evaluates designs based on eight categories of prerequisites and credits. The program is run by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Learn more about LEED credentials.
WELL (International WELL Building Institute)
The WELL Building Standard was created by a group of individuals from various backgrounds and professions with a drive to challenge the way people view buildings and communities. The IWBI’s goal is to advance human health and well-being, which spurred the creation of the WELL Building standard. WELL is unique because before the building is fully operational, the design must go through rigorous testing and review before being awarded one of three certifications.
Learn more about becoming a WELL AP.
International Living Future Institute
Living Building Challenge and Zero Energy – Regarded as the most rigorous global health and wellness certifications for the built environment, the Living Building Challenge has less than 50 certified buildings in the world. The certification process focuses on design, construction, and performance beyond predictions. The process includes twelve consecutive months of testing after the building is open and reviews are based on the seven performance “petals”. Their driving message is that, like flowers, spaces should be designed to give more than they take. Certification can range, and they also offer Net-Zero certification, for buildings that generate enough renewable energy on site each year to run the building, eliminating the need to use any fossil fuels.
Since 1998, the state of Missouri has offered Professional Title Recognition, allowing a designer to use the name or title “Registered Interior Designer” after an approved application process. (Currently, the state of Kansas does not have any laws that recognize interior design as a regulated profession). Interior design legislation allows NCIDQ-certified designers to be recognized as professionals who concern themselves with the health, safety and welfare of the public. This distinction helps consumers and clients select the most appropriate professional for their projects. IIDA Mid-America actively monitors interior design legislation, both nationally and locally, with the assistance of IIDA Headquarters staff and local lobbyists dedicated to our profession.
For more information on how to become a Registered Interior Designer in Missouri, please visit the Missouri Interior Design Council.
For more information on interior design advocacy in Missouri, Kansas, and across the United States, please visit IIDA’s Advocacy page
IIDA Mid-America is a founding member of the Center for Architecture and Design (CFAD) in Kansas City. The Center for Architecture & Design is a collective of design-minded individuals who recognize the impact and value of design in our everyday lives. The Center serves as a forum for discussion, collaboration, and the promotion of quality design through programs, lectures, education, and advocacy. The Center recognizes and advances the contribution of multiple design disciplines and promotes the professions to future generations through career fairs, education, outreach, and other community initiatives.
If you are a current member of IIDA Mid-America, you are an automatic member of the Center. This means you’ll receive notice of upcoming Center events and discounts on registration.
For more information, please visit https://www.cfadkc.org/
Our Wichita & Kansas City city centers coordinate several IDCEC-approved presentations throughout the year. Refer to our Events section for Upcoming CEUs. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
- IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education every two years. Find IIDA recording deadlines here.
- IIDA’s compliance requirements are independent from individual state licensure continuing education requirements.
- Keep a copy of all CEU records including Individual Approval Reporting Forms and Certificates of Attendance/Completion.
- According to IIDA policy, members may be requested to submit proof of course completion to IIDA Headquarters.
- If you have questions regarding your Continuing Education status, contact NCIDQ to request a transcript of your records at 202.721.0220. Maintenance of CEU records is the responsibility of the individual IIDA member.
- CEUs are not transferable between compliance periods. Any additional credits, above and beyond the required 1.0 CEU and/or accumulated before deadline cannot be credited to the current compliance period.
The IDCEC CE Registry is a benefit (free) for members of IIDA, ASID and IDC. IIDA members receive their IDCEC information directly from IDCEC, and can search the IDCEC site using their first name, last name and/or association membership number to locate their IDCEC member number. Search IDCEC Number
Using their IIDA Member number is the best practice as there may be multiple people with the same name, i.e., John Smith. Passwords can be resent by the learner clicking on the “Forgotten Password” button at the main login page. Please note, an email with a temporary password will be sent to the email address listed in the IIDA Member database.
If you have any questions or would like a step by step on how to navigate the IDCEC website, once you log in there is a link to the instruction manual on the initial Dashboard page.
Interior Design Continuing Education Council is responsible for new course approvals. Please submit course materials using online form. See instructions here: How to Submit a New Course.
IIDA Member Reporting:
Only IDCEC approved courses, and those approved by IIDA through the individual review process (NICA Form), will be used to determine Members’ compliance. View IIDA Headquarters Help Center for reporting information.