Accreditation signifies the highest quality standards for professional interior design services
The widely-recognised marque of SBID demonstrates knowledge, expertise, and a commitment to industry standards. Accreditation distinguishes practitioners from interior design hobbyists, verifying you as a professional interior designer operating at the highest standards of practice. Enhance your profile with SBID as a trained professional by demonstrating that you are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to quality and best practice.
Endorsing qualified interior designers as trained, trusted and experienced provides an assurance to potential clients that they’re going to receive the upmost professional service and design advice no matter the size or scale of the project – separating SBID Interior Designers from unregulated providers.
With our membership structure, SBID provide a route to achieving full SBID Accredited status, no matter the stage of your career. Interior designers can begin their journey with SBID at any level of knowledge or experience. Support is provided to help members progress through the membership levels to reach their full potential and elevate career opportunities.
Both UK and International members are accepted. This is defined by country of residence or registered business address.
Annual fees are listed below. You can also pay via monthly subscription.
SBID Foundation Member
Interest in pursuing a career in interior design
Doesn’t yet hold or study an interior design degree
Little or no industry work experience
SBID Student Member
Actively pursuing a career in interior design
Currently enrolled to study an interior design degree
SBID Interior Design Associate
3 years of degree level education OR
3.5 years of practice
24 CPD points per annum
Professional indemnity insurance
SBID Accredited Design Professional
3 years of degree level education* AND
3.5 years in practice
*Years of education can be exchanged for an additional 3.5 years of professional practice.
Is more than 50% of your design team operating at Associate or Accredited level?
Accreditation is available for your Design Studio with discounted rates! Get in touch to find out more.
As part of membership with SBID, members get access to a unique package of industry benefits to aid professional learning, engagement, business opportunities and media promotion. Enquire to discover your unique benefits package, and find out how you can achieve SBID Accreditation today.
Alternatively you can contact us directly by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 020 7738 9383.
SBID Accreditation is a marque of achievement that denotes professional competence defined by training and work experience. SBID is committed to equipping members with the tools they need for professional practice.
An interior designer’s role is to sell qualified advice for an interior space to provide ultimate safety, wellbeing and performance for its users intended purpose.
Achieving ‘SBID Accredited’ status is the highest assessed industry benchmark SBID award within the specialist categories of interior design.
Find out more about our flexible membership structure.
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