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Accreditation demonstrates expertise and professionalism

Use of the SBID Accreditation marque is permitted by active members only.

The world recognised logo endorses professionally qualified interior designers as trusted and experienced, demonstrating an assurance to the public for the highest level of professional design service, whilst separating SBID Designers from unregulated providers.

Benefits of Accreditation

  • Public listing in the official SBID Accredited Designer Directory. Members who wish to be listed in the public directory must display the SBID logo in accordance with membership terms and conditions.
  • Provided with an easy, editable, multi-use e-contract for client engagements included with annual fees, as well as access to exclusive rates for Professional Service Contracts endorsed by UK Parliament and application for international PI insurance provided exclusively to SBID interior design members.
  • Access to member-only portal SBIDPro to view new product launches, source trade discounts from trade-only suppliers and read the latest industry news, activities, online resources and government guidance.
  • Partner exclusive benefits also include free tickets and VIP access to local and international events, PR opportunities and online CPD training.

To attain SBID Accreditation you must acquire the following criteria:

Accredited Designer Criteria Diagram

Please note: Associate level accreditation is available to designers that do not meet the criteria for the achieving full SBID Accreditation.

Accreditation Pricing Structure:


UK Interior Design Associate

International Design Associate

UK Interior Design Professional

International Design Professional

Interior Design Practice

Annual Fee

£275 + VAT

£275 + VAT

£350 + VAT

£350 + VAT

Discounted rates available*

*Discounted rates apply to a practice or studio employing more than three interior designers.

Tax Relief

As SBID is a professional organisation approved by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), SBID membership fees qualify as a tax deductible expense. This means you (or your employer) can claim tax relief on any fees or subscriptions paid, providing membership is relevant and beneficial to your job – reducing your tax bill by a percentage of the fee. 

To enquire about becoming SBID Accredited, simply complete the form below: 

Alternatively you can contact us directly by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 020 7738 9383.

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