Professional Development

CEU + Professional Development Opportunities
IIDA VAWV offers several CEU events throughout the calendar year. Check our Events Calendar for any upcoming opportunities in your City Center.  

What is a CEU?
CEU – Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a measurement of contact hours and credit assigned to an approved course.
Example: 1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU

What is the current compliance period?
The current compliance period runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education prior to December 31, 2013. All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements.

The current compliance period applies if you became a Professional or an Associate Member prior to Jan. 1, 2018. This allows you two years to complete the 1.0 CEU requirements. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after Jan. 1, 2018 your first compliance period begins Jan. 1, 2020.

IIDA accepts all IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) approved courses. It is the responsibility of each Member to maintain their own records

Registering your CEUs
All learners who belong to ASID, IIDA or IDC and are required to fulfill the continuing education requirement are assigned a unique IDCEC number.

To get your unique number you need to contact:
Ely Padilla, Director of Continuing Education

You can then use the central online registry to report attendance and obtain an official transcript of their CEU activity. Use of this registry is free for all learners who belong to ASID, IIDA and IDC.

There is a downloadable instruction booklet once you click on the tab “Register your CEUs”

All courses approved for CEU credit by IDCEC is automatically accepted by ASID, IIDA and IDC. In addition, many regulatory jurisdictions recognize IDCEC approval, in total or in part, for state/provincial CEU requirements related to licensure.

If you should need a transcript the cost to for an official IDCEC one is $15. An unofficial transcript is free of cost. Which you can access once you have registered.

What continuing education options are available to IIDA Members?

CEU courses are available in many venues and formats to enable Members to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Some options include:

  • Courses sponsored by IIDA Chapters, City Centers and Forums
  • IIDA independent study courses (available in hard copy or electronic format)
  • Courses approved through IDCEC (IDCEC Member Organizations include: ASID, IDC, IDEC, IIDA)
  • Structured Travel / Study tours led by qualified instructors (self-guided tours are not acceptable)
  • Educational tracks at industry-wide conferences and symposia
  • College courses (not toward a degree)
  • Educational courses at museums and other cultural institutions led by qualified instructors
  • Self-study courses available on the Internet, trade publications and Perspective magazine.

For more information on ‘Lunch and Learn’ Credits, and reporting non-IDCEC approved courses please visit

For more information about what is acceptable to submit & what is not go to:

Additional resources:

IIDA HQ Events Calendar

IIDA HQ FAQ for Course Attendees

IIDA Perspective Sponsored CEU’s

IDCEC Events Calendar

Interiors + Sources Continuing Education Program

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation