CIDA Accreditation

The Interior Design Program at Vancouver Island University has been proud to be one of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) accredited undergraduate programs in Canada since 2016.  In January 2017, it became mandatory for Interior Designers seeking to become Registered or Licensed in Canada to graduate from a CIDA Accredited Program. 

The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Design granted by Vancouver Island University meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). Information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility.

The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW #350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA. Learn more about CIDA.