Graduate & Interior Decorator Membership 


Benefits of Membership

  • Networking opportunities, peer contact and support
  • Enhanced business image and credibility through recognition as a qualified DIDAA member
  • Notification of industry/product knowledge events and offers
  • Educational seminar opportunities
  • Directory of industry partners
  • As a location-based referral to the public
  • Forum for inquiries, issues etc affecting members and industry


Member Requirements

General members have successfully completed a course of study in interior decorating or design at a recognized educational institution. These individuals have gained accreditation through a course of a minimum of 351 hours of instruction, completion of assignments and examination. Recognized institutions include: University of Alberta, NAIT, Lakeland College, Mount Royal University, or any other recognized educational institute of interior design, interior design technology, or interior decorating.

  • Cost of membership: $100.00 per year


Getting Listed in "Find a Professional Decorator"

Members are welcome to join our list of professional decorator's if they have a decorating or interior design business (with an applicable business license), and have graduated from a recognized institution. If this is you, take a look at other business entries for the required format, images, and information. Images that are acquired from sources other than your own work are allowed only if you have copyright clearance and provide evidence to us of copyright approval from the image owner. Those images must have visible acknowledgement as to ownership. Each business is allowed a maximum of ten images.

Contact Jackie @ jshuya@telus.net, DIDAA President with the required information and images or any questions about this opportunity.

 

How To Apply

  • Fill out the form below. Remember to include proof of graduation from a recognized academic program. An invoice will be sent via email once your academic evidence has been reviewed.

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


PERSONAL INFORMATION

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ACADEMIC HISTORY
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

*Please submit a transcript of courses completed or your registration and expected graduation date. **Please attach a copy of your certificate, diploma, or degree.

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE


 
 

eg. Design Company, Furniture Sales, Window Treatments, Wall Coverings, Flooring, Paint, Home Sales
Number of years you have worked in the decorating and design industry?

What area of the industry do you currently work?
 
 


SELF EMPLOYMENT

Are you self-employed?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

We always welcome new volunteers. Any level of involvement is greatly appreciated.

Would you be willing to help with:
 
 
 
 
 

eg. Artist, Graphic Design, Computer Skills, Software Skills, Marketing, Networking, Publishing

 

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT (FOIP)

This information is being collected solely for the CIDAA’s membership purposes. I agree to allow the CIDAA to collect and use this information pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which aims to protect the personal information of an organization’s customers and its members. The Act also gives me the right to ask the organization to show me the personal information it has about me and to ask for the information to be corrected if I think a mistake has been made.

If there is any information you do not wish to include within the membership directory, please specify in the text box below

 

 
 


As a Certificate Interior Decorator


CIDAA CODE OF CONDUCT

  •  I understand that how I conduct my business reflects on the whole CIDAA community and I will, therefore, conduct my business practice in such a way as to always protect and earn the respect of a client, my fellow decorator, the decorating industry and the public at large.
  • I will always conduct my professional activities with honesty, integrity, fairness and respect. I will not engage in personal attacks toward other members, engage in slander, or use profanities.
  • I will not initiate, engage or participate in any discussion or activity resulting in unjust harm to the reputation or business relationship of another industry professional or the CIDAA.
  • I will never accept any professional responsibilities unless adequately educated, skilled, and experienced to do so.
  • I will never divulge confidential information about clients or clients’ projects or photographs without the prior written consent of the appropriate person.
  •  I will never engage in any form of false or misleading promotional or advertising activities, and will not knowingly plagiarize or take credit for work that is not my own.
  •  I acknowledge my right to conduct my business as I see fit. I understand that to access the full benefits of the CIDAA directory and resource center, I will always display, market, and inform the public of my association in the approved and agreed upon format.
  •  I will use the CIDAA logo with respect and will not change or alter the logo in any way. All internet displayed CIDAA logos must include a hyperlink to the CIDAA website www.cidaa.ca.
  • Failure to follow the Code of Conduct will result in termination of CIDAA membership and all its benefits.