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SBID Accreditation demonstrates a level of recognised professionalism and a standard of competence required for the professional practice of interior design
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SBID Accredited designers must fulfil annual CPD requirements to demonstrate their commitment to continued professional development. As a result, SBID members are continually developing their skillsets for the benefit of their clients, as well as career.

As a programme of education specifically for professional interior designers in practice, SBID supports the interior design profession by helping designers remain knowledgeable and relevant to ever changing market forces. No matter the level of accreditation, SBID provides a range of opportunities to aid the ongoing learning of our membership, including a new programme of online CPD webinars hosted by our professional network of SBID Accredited industry specialists.

Pioneering Accredited CPD for Interior Design

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Pioneering continued professional learning, training and work experience in the UK as an entry condition of professional membership, SBID further endorsed the principle by measuring the validity of education provided. In 2012, the CPD programme for interior designers was registered to validate and license CPD Providers as fit-for-purpose to meet SBID’s professional standards. The independent Accredited CPD Program ® was later incorporated into SBID.

As the interior design professional’s lifelong learning path has evolved, SBID have also changed the ways in which interior design CPD ® education is provided. Reflecting the way designers now work, SBID provide members with access to monthly CPD webinars online and on demand in SBIDPro.

The importance of SBID Accredited CPD®

An SBID Accredited CPD ® meets an exacting standard of education quality control and relevance to the UK interior design industry. It has gained its status in leadership from the licensed brand providers and the interior designers and architects they present to.

SBID Accredited designers acquire 24 CPD points per annum from an array of SBID recognised CPD Providers, each of which met the five-point entry system, the SBID International Code of Conduct and independent education assessment. Once approved, CPD applicants are awarded a two-year license. SBID members can apply to become a CPD Provider and host their Accredited CPD webinar to our professional audience of interior designers on SBIDPro.


SBID also recognises alternative CPD providers through other professional organisations including Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).


Find out more about our flexible membership structure.

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