Becoming An Intern Interior Designer (IID)

An individual may apply for membership in the Association as an Intern Interior Designer if the applicant is a graduate of an accredited school of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). Please visit the CIDA website for a listing of accredited programs here

The 3-year IID program consists of:
•  Application for membership in the AAA IID program;
Minimum of 2 years of approved work experience (3520 hours) recorded in Intern Interior Designer Experience LogBook (IIDEL);
Successful completion of the NCIDQ exam;
Registration in the IID Program for a minimum of 3 years.

Upon successful completion of the 3-year IID Program, Intern Interior Designers are eligible for registration as a Licensed Interior Designer (LID) by completing the following:
a.  The Application for Membership as a Licensed Interior Designer; and a  
b.  Completion of two mandatory courses in the third year of the program - an approved Alberta Building Code course, and the Architects Act & Regulation course.
c.  Successful interview with the AAA Registration Committee.

Credential used: "Intern Interior Designer, AAA"

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Intern Interior Designers, who have successfully completed the NCIDQ exam, must include the NCIDQ Certificate with their application for membership as a Licensed Interior Designer.

The NCIDQ exam will be accepted as the LID qualifying exam by The Alberta Association of Architects. Please visit for details on the exam and registration.