Accreditation acknowledges process, skill, experience and knowledge to execute a client brief ©️
The UK Government has not set national competency standards for interior design professional practice. As SBID was incorporated to champion competence and training for practice in the workplace, it may come as no surprise that the levels to define experience are graded against acquired knowledge as well as professional acumen.
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Distinguish yourself from interior design hobbyists and social influencers. Become an SBID Accredited Interior Designer and enhance your profile as a trained professional who abides by a globally recognised code of practice.
SBID Accredited Contract Partners showcase specialist trade services to the SBID network in the Accredited designer directory to connect with key professional audiences across the design industry.
SBID Accredited Industry Partners reach professional designers through the B2B product and supplier directories to connect with key industry buyers and build relationships with the SBID network.
Interior design professionals at all levels of their career can benefit from joining the SBID community. Welcoming those currently studying their degree in interior design to join the SBID Students Membership.
Find out how you can claim free student membership and join us on your journey into the professional practice of interior design
Check the accreditation criteria and membership fees for the industry sector that applies to you.
When you’re ready to apply, begin the simple 3-step process for accreditation.
Select your correct accreditation category and complete the enquiry form. Your enquiry will be reviewed by the Membership team.
SBID will carry out the necessary checks to confirm membership status. Due diligence checks are completed to verify accurate credentials and appropriate level of accreditation.
You will receive acknowledgement of the review.
As an approved professional member your profile will be added to the SBID Accredited directories. You will be issued with a member certificate, Accreditation materials, and access to the SBIDPro members-only platform. Designers will also receive the SBID Short Contract for professional design services.
*Classification of ‘International’ vs ‘British’ is defined by country of residence not citizenship.
Accreditation helps you or your practice demonstrate a level of expertise. It separates qualified professionals from social influencers and hobbyists.
SBID Accreditation is a marque of achieving professional competence and industry excellence defined by education, ongoing training and experience.
The SBID Code of Conduct aims to maintain the global standing of British interior design and improve consumer protection.
Find out more about our flexible membership structure.
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