Professional level programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) voluntarily place themselves before the scrutiny of the profession to ensure that students receive an education that will serve them not only during their time at school, but also prepare them for future professional growth.
The professional standards set forth by CIDA are used to evaluate interior design programs that prepare students for entry-level interior design practice and position them for future professional growth. The Council is firmly committed to setting high standards for interior design education, challenging others to meet and exceed those standards and seeking ways to continuously elevate and evolve the standards, thus significantly contributing to the advanced professionalism of the interior design field.
In order to be accredited, a program must comply or partially comply with all 16 standards identified by the council.
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