Become a Member

Professional Designer Member

Benefits:

Your name, business name, address, phone & fax number, e-mail, & website will be listed in our local directory. Your name, phone number, email address, website hyperlink , and portrait will be listed on our “Find A Designer” page. IDS Professional members in good standing will be eligible to participate in IDS Charlotte events.

Requirements & Dues:

  1. Your National Membership dues must be paid annually to The Interior Design Society in High Point, NC. Local IDS-Charlotte Membership dues must be paid annually to IDS-Charlotte. You must be a current national member in good standing in order to advertise, use the IDS logo, and/or join our local chapter.
  2. You must have successfully completed “THE CQRID EXAMINATION” (Certified Qualification of Residential Interior Designers).
  3. You must have a four year accredited interior design degree, and/or have a minimum of eight years of on-the-job interior design experience.
  4. A Professional membership status may also be attained if you have passed a certified exam that is recognized by our National Interior Design Society Association.
  5. Local & National Professional member dues will be due by January 31st of each year.

Associate Designer Member

Benefits:

Your name, business name, address, phone & fax number, e-mail, & website will be listed in our local directory. Your name, phone number, email address and website hyperlink will be listed on our “Find A Designer” page. IDS Associate members in good standing will be eligible to participate in IDS Charlotte events.

Requirements & Dues:

  1. Your National Membership dues must be paid annually to The Interior Design Society in High Point, NC. Local IDS-Charlotte Membership dues must be paid annually to IDS-Charlotte. You must be a current national member in good standing in order to advertise, use the IDS logo, and/or join our local chapter.
  2. Interior Designer with a degree from an accredited Interior Design School must also have a minimum of “two years” on-the-job experience with a design firm, and/or be self-employed with business license and /or resale number.
  3. Interior Designer that works for an interior design firm and/or self-employed with a minimum of “four years” on the job business experience. You must have a business license and/or resale number.
  4. Local & National Associate member dues will be by January 31st of each year.

Student Member

Benefits:

You have access to valuable training and experienced IDS Designer Members. Your name or business will not be included on the local www.idscharlotte.com website until you become and IDS Associate Member. Students are not be eligible to design a room for a designer Showhouse.

Requirements & Dues:

  1. Your National Membership dues must be paid annually to The Interior Design Society in High Point, NC. Local IDS-Charlotte Membership dues must be paid annually to IDS-Charlotte. You must be a current national member in good standing in order to advertise, use the IDS logo, and/or join our local chapter.
  2. You must be currently enrolled in a residential design program.
  3. Local & National Student member dues are due by January 31st of each year.

Commercial/Trade Member

"PID – Partner on Design" & "AP – Affiliate Partner" Memberships

IDS Commercial/Partners in Design & Affiliate Partners are an important component in the IDS member structure. Manufacturers, distributors and fabricators of design-oriented products are eligible to become Commercial AP & PID members. As AP & PID members, you help the Society keep IDS members up-to-date on changes and new developments in the products and services they need to effectively run their businesses.

Benefits:

Local Commercial/PID & AP members are invited to participate in IDS programs and events at both the national and local levels, and are entitled to use all IDS services provided for this category. Your business name, contact person’s name, business address, phone, fax, e-mail, & website will be listed in our IDS Charlotte Chapter directory and all IDS-CLT Newsletters. You are encouraged and welcome to attend, network and host our IDS Charlotte Chapter meetings.

Requirements & Dues:

  1. Local Commercial/PID & AP members must be National Commercial Members of the Interior Design Society in order to apply for local membership. For more information Visit www.interiordesignsociety.org
  2. Your National Membership dues must be paid annually to The Interior Design Society in High Point, NC. Local IDS-Charlotte Membership dues must be paid annually to IDS-Charlotte.
  3. Local & National Commercial/PID & AP members dues will be due by January 31st of each year.