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Become An SBID Accredited Member

Accreditation is important as it acknowledges and confirms that a body’s process, skill, experience and knowledge can fit a client brief.

SBID’s interior design accreditation is important because the UK Government hasn’t set any national competency standards for the interior design sector. SBID was incorporated to champion competence and training for the workplace and our services help to establish and progress the country’s best interior design companies, big and small.

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Interior Design Institiute Accredation

Our accreditation helps to distinguish you from interior design hobbyists and social influencers by establishing you as one of the best interior designers. This is because your profile as a trained professional will be enhanced by demonstrating that you abide by a globally recognised code of practice.

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Interior Fit-Out Specialists

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.

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Product Providers

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.

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The Next Generation of Top Interior Design Firms

Interior designers from all levels will benefit from joining the SBID community. With our free student membership, this includes those who are currently studying for their university degree in interior design.

Our professional design institute accreditation is an excellent step forward for interior designers at all levels and stages of their careers.

3 steps to reach SBID Accredited status:

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.

     1. Category:

    Select your correct accreditation category and complete the enquiry form. Your enquiry will be reviewed by the Membership team.

    2. Checks:

    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.

    3. Acknowledgement:

    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.

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    *Classification of ‘International’ vs ‘British’ is defined by country of residence not citizenship.

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    Accreditation helps you or your practice demonstrate a level of expertise. It separates qualified professionals from social influencers and hobbyists.
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    What makes SBID Accreditation different

    SBID Accreditation is a marque of achieving professional competence and industry excellence defined by education, ongoing training and experience.

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    Code of Conduct

    The SBID Code of Conduct aims to maintain the global standing of British interior design and improve consumer protection.

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