ASID and IIDA Issue Joint Statement

Published year: 
2012

March 15, 2012

The ASID and IIDA Boards of Directors reaffirm their desire and intention to continue our work together on issues of mutual interest that benefit the members of the interior design community.

Recent joint endeavors include:

  • Substantial investments by ASID and IIDA with the Interior Designers of Canada to restructure the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), the profession's CEU registry for Interior Designers
  • Ongoing planning with ASID and IIDA to jointly provide a new, more accessible and lower cost NCIDQ preparatory program for designers
  • Increased opportunities for student chapter collaboration through the joint promotion of student member experiences including the Student Career Exchange and Student Career Bootcamp at NeoCon 2012
  • A joint Fellows summit at NeoCon 2012

The senior leadership and boards of both organizations continue to explore joint initiatives that support our collective Members.  We will meet later this month to continue that work and help provide strong leadership for our industry.
 
We sincerely believe that creating successful collaborative initiatives is the foundation for evolution of the profession and ASID and IIDA.
 
IIDA International and ASID National Presidents,
Peter Conant, IIDA, AIA, and Lisa Henry, FASID

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Will ASID and IIDA create one organization for the profession?
A: ASID and IIDA continue to work toward organizational unity on a number of resources and programs designed to benefit all members. At this time we cannot project precisely how these collaborative activities will evolve, but member value and the advancement of the interior design profession remains our top priority.

Q: What programs are ASID and IIDA currently collaborating on?

A: Recent joint endeavors include:

  • Substantial investments by IIDA and ASID with the Interior Designers of Canada to restructure the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), the profession's CEU registry for Interior Designers
  • Ongoing planning with ASID and IIDA to jointly provide a new, more accessible and lower cost NCIDQ preparatory program for designers
  • Increased opportunities for student chapter collaboration through the joint promotion of Student member experiences including the Student Career Exchange and Student Career Bootcamp at NeoCon 2012
  • A joint Fellows summit at NeoCon 2012

Q: What is IDCEC and why was it established?
A: The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) is a centralized accrediting body for interior design continuing education. IDCEC aims to streamline the accreditation process for both course takers and providers, and to elevate the quality of continuing education within the industry.

Q: What is the new NCIDQ prep program that is being developed?
A:  ASID’s previous STEP workshop model required instructors and learners to participate in a three-day intensive program over the course of a weekend followed by a paper-based exam. Over the years, we have seen significant changes in the way people learn and in turn, ASID and IIDA are partnering to offer an improved course that offers a one-day, in-person meeting in addition to an online practical exam.

Q: How are the two organizations working together to benefit student members?
A: We are excited to collaborate on a new program at NeoCon 2012 called Destination Passport, which combines the resume and portfolio review, guest speakers, and 1:1 networking events of ASID’s Student Career Exchange event and IIDA’s Student Career Bootcamp event under one umbrella to provide students the fullest experience at NeoCon.