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Understanding the value of continuing education and research has been the mainstay of IIDA since its inception. Educated practitioners make informed, safe, and creative decisions which affect us all.


Educational programs serve as a creative outlet to promote awareness regarding pertinent issues within the practice of Interior Design.  

Shape The Future of Design

You Have the Power to Drive Pro Dev's New Direction!


Open Now | Closes August 5th, 2024


In just 5 minutes, you can influence and shape the future of our IIDA NPC Professional Development initiatives. Your feedback ensures that we meet the evolving needs of the interior design community.


Participate by August 5th, 2024, for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.


Click here to take the Survey now.


Open to both IIDA members and non-members in Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Alberta, and British Columbia.

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Share your knowledge and expertise with our local design community.  If you are interested in course accreditation through IDCEC, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter can help.

Continuing education opportunities come in a variety of formats.  If you are in need of CEU credit, we can search our online CEU database to find a course that peeks your interest.


Engage with local students and young professionals to share your knowledge, passion, and time. Opportunities at local colleges and design events are available for those seeking to connect with the design professionals of our future.

Professional Development Events

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NCIDQ Virtual Study Program

The IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter offers virtual study sessions for each segment of the NCIDQ Exam, including the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum. NCIDQ Certified Designers lead these sessions, which are structured to provide support through practice tests, curated study materials, and a wealth of additional resources. Our program is structured to help participants prepare for each exam section.


Don't miss this opportunity if you are preparing for the upcoming NCIDQ examination. Our virtual study program offers educational resources and the invaluable support of peers and mentors who understand the challenges you face.

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2024 NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Award

If you have passed all three sections of the NCIDQ exam in the last two years, you may be eligible to apply for NCIDQ tuition reimbursement from the Northern Pacific Chapter. Please see the guidelines and application form for more information.


Click Here to View Entry Requirements*


Thank you to our 2024 NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement sponsor 

Facilitator Registration form here.

NCIDQ Study Sessions


A CEU, a continuing education unit, is a measurement of contact hours and credit assigned to an approved course.​

CEUs are awarded based on full-hour increments only.​

Take advantage of your IIDA Membership and take on demand CEU's housed on the IIDA Academy site. 

CEU's are offered throughout the entire year! Check our newsletter and calendar of events for upcoming CEU's near you.


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Espe Zivkovic, IIDA

VP of Professional Development

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