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As the leading industry body registered to regulate and promote the UK interior design profession, SBID is devoted to excellence in learning, training and practice. We set the standards that continue to shape the industry at large.
Representing design talent at all levels of practice, we enhance careers to aid professional progress and improve industry standards.
Accrediting interior design professionals, University education and professional CPD training, we nurture the success of the industry with a network of current and forthcoming industry leaders.
SBID consults with Government to influence and guide strategic or regulatory change to strengthen the UK’s position as the third-largest creative industry in the world.
With SBID you can improve your design skills & knowledge to excel your career, stay up to date with current industry standards & innovations, as well as enhance your profile to increase your reach & engagement with the professional A&D community!
SBID outlines qualifying criteria for each stage of a British or International Interior Designer’s journey to become an SBID Accredited professional.
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SBID credentials may only be displayed by those who have met the advertised criteria and been awarded accreditation for accomplishing industry standards of practice. The standard is assessed by the global leader of exam-tested knowledge, CIDQ making SBID the ultimate symbol of knowledge-tested interior design practice for the UK.
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As well as providing a programme of CPD training for practicing interior designers, we set content for inclusion in modules for interior design BA Degree courses at British Universities. This protects consumers and businesses by ensuring the utmost level of professionalism is taught, employed and practiced from the ground up.
Following the Grenfell Fire, SBID represented standards for interior product specification consulting with the British Trading Standards and The Department for Product Safety. SBID also became the officially recognised partner of The Office of Product Safety and Standards by authority of the Secretary of State to advise on product specification for interior design.
Achieving SBID Accredited status verifies the quality of your interior design skills and services, showcases your commitment to industry excellence and certifies you as a credible, highly trained practitioner at the highest standards.
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By providing continuing professional development (CPD) for interior designers in practice and accrediting UK university course content for professional application, we help to maintain the quality, relevance and standards of interior design education.
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We develop agreements, guidelines and standards to aid greater industry cooperation, collaboration and communication. With a united community of talented and highly trained professional interior design practitioners, product suppliers and trade specialists, we aim to set the bar for industry excellence and improve procurement of professionally designed interiors.
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