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Interior Designer

Interior designers create and enhance interior spaces to improve quality of life, increase productivity and protect public health, safety and welfare.


Interior Designers of Alberta
P.O. Box 21171
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada,  AB  T6R 2V4
Phone number: 780-413-0013
Fax number: 780-413-0076


Under Alberta's Architects Act and Architects Act General Regulation, the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) oversees interior designer certification which entitles designers to practice a portion of the scope of practice defined in the Architects Act and Regulations. You do not have to be registered if you do not practice as or use the title Licensed Interior Designer.

What You Need

Registration requires: (1) a Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited degree in interior design, or equivalent and three years of acceptable experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and (2) successful completion of approved examinations, including the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) website or contact the IDA.

Working in Alberta

Interior designers who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if certified interior designers in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated interior designers, see Interior Designer Licensing Process on the website.

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