Interior Designers Of Saskatchewan

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Becoming an Interior designer is a journey of education, work experience and accreditation and IDAS is here to support you through it all. We are here for YOU as a resource for leadership, innovation, mentoring, networking and the growth of our members.

IDAS Educational requirements have changed

Applicants who graduated from a diploma program are now required to have a degree before applying to IDAS. Please contact your education provider to inquire as to alternate pathways or bridging programs they may have for you to obtain a CIDA accredited degree.

  • Applicants with a non-CIDA accredited degree who graduate prior to December 31, 2016 will be accepted by IDAS until December 31, 2021 (NCIDQ Route 2)
  • After 2021, only applicants who graduate with CIDA accredited Interior Design degrees after January 1, 2017 will be accepted (NCIDQ Route 1)

For more information on CIDA accredited Interior Design programs visit www.accredit-id.org
For more information on NCIDQ Routes visit www.ncidq.org

Registered Members of IDAS have achieved a combination of six years design education and professional experience and have successfully completed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) examination. Design Education must be attained from an Interior Design degree program.  Individuals who were grandfathered into the Association when the Title’s Act was passed (1997) and before the educations requirements changed may also be included in this membership category. 

Ongoing Requirements

  • Maintain Professional Liability Error and Omission Insurance.  You have the opportunity to participate in the IDC group insurance program, see benefits section for more information.
  • Participate in the mandatory Professional Development Program, with minimum requirements for continuing education and other forms of professional development.  Ensuring Registered members maintain high standards on ongoing education throughout their careers.
  • Adhere to the IDAS Code of Ethics as found in the bylaws.

Benefits of Registered Membership

  • Enhances a member’s professional status; Registered members of IDAS may exclusively use the legislated title and designation ‘Interior Designer’.
  • Liaison with allied design and related professionals in the Province of Saskatchewan; IDAS has representatives involved with the Construction Specifications Canada, Saskatchewan Construction Panel, Design Council of Saskatchewan, U of R and U of S Senates.
  • Access to the IDC group Professional Liability Error and Omission insurance program at a greatly reduced cost, as compared to buying individually. Minimum Insurance coverage includes $500,000 for liability and $500,000 for errors & omissions. Automobile and home packages are also available.
  • Able to use an IDAS stamp on construction documents.
  • Opportunities to network at continuing education seminars, community and social functions.
  • Appear on the Find a Designer page of the IDAS website.
  • Receive a personalized membership plaque
  • Receive yearly updates to the member directories
  • Exposure to job opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate and market your talents in Design Council of Saskatchewan – Design Week and Awards of Excellence.
  • Opportunity to attend and vote at the IDAS AGM as well as affect association practices by voicing your opinions.
  • IDAS is a volunteer run association and Registered members are eligible to hold executive and committee positions and participate in a variety of volunteer activities which support IDAS and offer the networking opportunities

Intern Members of IDAS have achieved a combination of six years design education and professional experience and have successfully completed the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) examination. Design Education must be attained from an Interior Design degree program.  Individuals who were grandfathered into the Association when the Title’s Act was passed (1997) may also be included in this membership category. 

Ongoing Requirements

  • Maintain Professional Liability Error and Omission Insurance.  You have the opportunity to participate in the IDC group insurance program, see benefits section for more information.
  • There is a mandatory Professional Development Program, with minimum requirements for continuing education and other forms of professional development.  Ensuring Intern members maintain high standards on ongoing education throughout their careers.
  • Adhere to the IDAS Code of Ethics as found in the bylaws.

Benefits of intern Membership

  • Enhances a member’s professional status; Intern members of IDAS may exclusively use the legislated title and designation ‘Intern IDAS’
  • Liaison with allied design and related professionals in the Province of Saskatchewan; IDAS has representatives involved with the Construction Specifications Canada, Saskatchewan Construction Panel, Design Council of Saskatchewan, U of R and U of S Senates.
  • Access to the IDC group Professional Liability Error and Omission insurance program at a greatly reduced cost, as compared to buying individually. Minimum Insurance coverage includes $500,000 for liability and $500,000 for errors & omissions. Automobile and home packages are also available.
  • Opportunities to network at continuing education seminars, community and social functions.
  • Appear on the Find a Designer page of the IDAS website
  • Receive yearly updates to the member directories
  • Exposure to job opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate and market your talents in Design Council of Saskatchewan – Design Week and Awards of Excellence.
  • Opportunity to attend the IDAS AGM and affect association practices by voicing your opinions.
  • IDAS is a volunteer run association and Intern member are eligible to hold the Secretary position on the Executive, various committee positions and participate in a variety of volunteer activities which support IDAS and offer the networking opportunities
  • Membership in IDC (Interior Designers of Canada), who is a national advocacy group that promotes the profession of Interior Design and offers various programs and services to members.

Retired Members of IDAS has been a Registered Professional member and has retired permanently from the work force.

Benefits of Retired Membership

  • Retired members of IDAS may use the designation ‘Retired IDAS’
  • Access to the IDC group Professional Liability Error and Omission insurance program at a greatly reduced cost, as compared to buying individually. Minimum Insurance coverage includes $500,000 for liability and $500,000 for errors & omissions. Automobile and home packages are also available. Retired members require insurance personally for any work you completed for a period of seven years after completion of such work that is not otherwise covered by an employer.
  • Opportunities to network at continuing education seminars, community and social functions.
  • Appear on the Find a Designer page of the IDAS website.
  • Receive yearly updates to the member directories
  • Opportunity to attend the IDAS AGM as well as affect association practices by voicing your opinions.
  • IDAS is a volunteer run association and Retired members are eligible to hold the executive and committee positions and participate in a variety of volunteer activities which support IDAS and offer the networking opportunities

Out of Province Members of IDAS have met the qualifications for registered membership but reside outside the province of Saskatchewan and do not practice in the province.

Ongoing Requirements

  • If you are practicing in your home province or state, you are required to meet their Membership requirements, which may include having Professional Liability Error and Omission Insurance and completing a Professional Development/ Continuing Educations program, not those of IDAS.  Check with your home association for more details.

Benefits of out of province Membership

  • Enhances a member’s professional status; Out of Province members of IDAS may use the designation ‘Out of Province IDAS’.
  • Opportunities to network at continuing education seminars, community and social functions.
  • Receive yearly updates to the member directories

Student Members of IDAS must be a part or full time student attending a College or University that offers a diploma or degree in Interior Design and will ultimately be eligible to become NCIDQ certified.

Benefits of student Membership

  • Student members of IDAS may use the designation ‘Student IDAS’
  • Opportunities to network at continuing education seminars, community and social functions.
  • Appear on the Find a Designer page of the IDAS website.
  • Receive yearly updates to the member directories
  • Exposure to job opportunities
  • Opportunity to attend the IDAS AGM as well as affect association practices by voicing your opinions.
  • IDAS is a volunteer run association and Student member are able to participate in a variety of volunteer activities which support IDAS and offer the networking opportunities
  • Membership in IDC (Interior Designers of Canada), who is a national advocacy group that promotes the profession of Interior Design and offers various programs and services to members.

IDAS is a member organization of IDC, Interior Designers of Canada.  In turn, all Registered & Intern members of IDAS are members of IDC. Visit www.idcanada.org for information on the programs and resources available from IDC.

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