SBID has exclusive partnership agreements in Britain with leading international organisations including the National Council of Interior Design Qualification *(NCIDQ), ECIA, IIDA, IDC, CDICV ans ASID who share a collective mission to globalise standards within the professional interior design industry.
SBID is allied to more than 26,000 individuals around the world that have earned the prestigious NCIDQ Certificate, the accredited Mark of a Professional for interior designers measures competence in practice and is often taken by designers and architects post-graduation.
The European Council of Interior Architects is the representative body for the European professional organisations in interior architecture and design. Founded in 1992, ECIA currently represents 16 member countries of Europe by the leading national organisation, with over 7000 practising Interior Architects.
All NCIDQ Certificate holders have been educated, trained and examined to protect public health, safety and welfare. NCIDQ Certificate holders are professionals with proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in the latest interior design principles and practices, contract documents and administration and decision-making skills.
NCIDQ Certificate holders have completed a minimum of six years of specialised education and experience and passed a rigorous, two-day exam based on NCIDQ’s independent, comprehensive analysis of the profession and the daily practice of interior designers in a range of settings.
The NCIDQ Certificate meets the interior design profession’s legal and regulatory standards established by 29 U.S states and Canadian provinces.
The International Interior Design Association is a professional networking and educational Association of 13,000 Members in 10 specialty practice forums and 31 Chapters around the world.
Founded in 1975, ASID is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. The American Society of Interior Designers is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design.
Interior Designers of Canada’s mandate is to advance the profession across Canada as well as internationally. It does so through advocacy with government and the public, and by providing continuing education opportunities and business pratice support services to members.
The CDICV is the Association of Interior Designers of the Region of Valencia, Spain. We are the only association recognized by the Spanish Government that brings together all the professionals in the region.Our primary concerns have always been to promote interior design as a discipline with its own character and independence, while at the same time being linked with other areas of design and architecture. The CDICV promotes this collective, and demands and protects a social position for it, which is its right according to Spanish law. We push and enhance the recognition of our collective’s professional competence beyond our borders.
Thanks to our agreement with SBID, both associations (SBID and CDICV) can expand their borders, opening up possible career opportunities to their members and obtaining very favourable conditions, allowing CDICV members to belong to SBID, and vice versa.
The Keymark was created in response to a European Council resolution which invited the European standards organisations (CEN/CENELEC) to establish a harmonised expression of conformity with European standards (ENs). The mark is recognised in the majority of EC countries and is accepted as being equivalent to their own national certification marks.
Keymark – a dual assurance
Keymark certification is available across a diverse range of products in the construction sector. Product assessment covers both safety and, where appropriate, performance requirements defined in the relevant CEN and CENELEC standards.The purchaser benefits from the dual assurance of a system that, like the BSI Kitemark, assesses both product and a producer’s manufacturing facilities.
Keymark for thermal insulation products
The Keymark for thermal insulation products will assist specifiers and purchasers to differentiate between products conforming to the legally required minimum (safety) characteristics in the European Economic Area, as indicated by the CE marking, and products conforming to the complete European product standard.The most significant characteristic for thermal insulation products – the declared thermal conductivity – is based on test results from registered test laboratories that have shown to be experts in the field.
BSI is empowered by CEN to issue the Keymark against the following European standards
Interior Design Courses and Interior Design Qualifications
SBID is committed to providing access to fully accredited interior design courses and to improve the designing skills and qualifications of the individuals in the industry. The range of courses are aimed at enhancing students’ creativity and introducing new technologies, tools and trends. The courses abide by, educate and instill industry best practices and provide the training, resources and support to ensure successful acquisition of interior design qualifications. The knowledge and hands on experience gained while studying develop the necessary skills and grounding to stimulate career progression.