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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.  

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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.


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.



IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter offers local study sessions for the IDFX, IDPX and practicum portions of the NCIDQ Exam. Led by NCIDQ Certified Designers, these study sessions, through practice tests, study materials, and additional resources, will help participants prepare for each section of the exam.

If you are taking the upcoming NCIDQ examination, take advantage of this amazing program that will help you face the daunting task of studying by providing support from peers and mentors.

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2023 NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Award: SUBMISSIONS OPEN

2023 NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Award: SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

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.



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Thank you to our 2023 NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement sponsor SABArchitects!

NCIDQ Study Sessions

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Espe Zivkovic, IIDA

VP of Professional Development

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