Student Membership

      Cost of membership: $50.00 per year  (September is membership renewal month).

Benefits of Membership

  • The opportunity to begin networking with DIDAA members and industry partners
  • Enhance your professional development with DIDAA educational seminars
  • Notification of industry/product knowledge, events and offers
  • Association memberships are excellent supplements for your resume. Prospective employers seek out individuals whose field knowledge is not solely dependent on college studies. Memberships convey to an employer that you are dedicated to your field of study.
  • Entry to industry only supplier showrooms and in some instances take advantage of designer programs or pricing. 
  • Professional standards set by the DIDAA promote the professionalism of all members.

Member Requirements

Must be currently enrolled in a recognized educational institute, whereby upon completion will have had a minimum of 351 hours of instruction, completion of assignments and examination.

Approved Schools: University of Alberta, Mount Royal University, NAIT, Lakeland College, or any other recognized educational institute of interior design, interior design technology, or interior decorating.

How To Apply

  • Fill out the form below. ***Remember to include evidence of enrollment in a qualifying academic program. An invoice will be sent via email once your academic evidence has been reviewed.






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






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?


Are you self-employed?



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




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


  •  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
  • Failure to follow the Code of Conduct will result in termination of CIDAA membership and all its benefits.