Portland Chapter Membership Levels and Requirements

    PROFESSIONAL

    Annual membership dues: $350 (plus one-time $50 application fee)

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    Providing the highest level of membership offered by IDS for designers. Includes free listing on IDS National website and CQRID maintenance fee (for CQRID-certified designers). All Professional members must complete 0.4 CEUs (4 hours)  per calendar year. Applicant must have one of the following to qualify:

    • Have taken and passed CQRID or certification with another nationally recognized interior design exam OR

    • A six-year degree in interior design OR

    • A four or five—year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus two years of full-time practical design experience OR

    • A three-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus three years of full-time practical design experience OR

    • A two-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus four years of full-time practical interior design experience.

    *Design-related field includes: Art, architecture, etc. (please contact IDS National office for verification)

    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed

    • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field


     

    Associate

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    Annual membership dues: $275 (plus one-time $50 application fee)

    For individuals who currently work full-time in interior design or a closely affiliated occupation. Includes free listing on IDS National website.

    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed

    • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field (if applicable)



    HOME FURNISHINGS SALES SPECIALIST**

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    Annual membership dues: $125 (plus one-time $25 application fee)

    Open to non-designers employed in a retail home furnishings store. This membership level is for an individual member and is not eligible to host chapter meetings.

    Applicant must have the following to qualify:

    • Applicant must be employed in a sales or marketing capacity in a retail furniture store



    STUDENT**

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    Annual membership dues: $40 (no application fee)

    Applicant must have the following to qualify:

    • Proof of full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year interior design program


    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of current schedule or transcript AND

    • Instructor verification


     

    Industry Parnter Membership Levels

    This membership category offers a local and regional partnership for showrooms, sales representatives, galleries, design centers, retail stores/outlets, manufacturers or distributors of interior design related products and services. As an IDS Industry Partner, you have access to resources that will enhance your networking relationships, as well as educational and professional development. Additionally, your company will receive fortified solutions from IDS that complement and support your marketing efforts to designers. Please review the industry partner membership benefits below. *Your membership will be assessed upon receipt of application to ensure that your organization is placed at the appropriate level.

    Sterling ($250 annually plus one-time $50 application fee) - Specifically for independent retail businesses and manufacturer representatives interested in reaching IDS designers with in a 100-mile radius of the business location. A maximum of 2 company representatives are eligible to attend each chapter meeting. 

    • 1 eblast per year of active membership to reach IDS designers in a 100-mile radius of business location

    • 1 feature post plus color photo on the IDS National blog

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    Titanium ($585 annually) - Specifically for regional businesses interested in reaching IDS designers within a 250-mile radius of the business location. A maximum of 3 company representatives are eligible to attend each chapter meeting. 

    • 2 eblast per year of active membership to reach IDS designers in a 250-mile radius of business location

    • 2 feature posts plus color photo on the IDS National blog

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    In addition, all Industry Partner levels receive the following benefits for the duration of their membership:

    • Usage of the IDS logo on your website and advertising materials

    • Participation with IDS local chapters to include eligibility to host chapter meetings


    **Credentialing may only be used by Professional and Associate members