These are just some of the Continuing Education Courses available for Certified Interior Designers in California.  This list is provided as a convenience to CIDs and is not a complete list of CEUs accepted. The courses listed are not provided by, nor affiliated with CCIDC. CEUs completed for Professional Organizations, Clubs or Groups (including but not limited to: AIA, AIBD, ASID, IDS, IFDA, IIDA, NKBA, etc.), as well as college/university coursework, satisfy CCIDC CEUs requirements; when reported to the CCIDC online CID Account. CEUs must be relevant to Interior Design, Architecture or the Business of either.

IDCEC reports CEUs to ASID and IIDA only; they do NOT report them for verification for your Certification for the State of California.

2017 CCIDC Sunset Review

The state of California imposes Sunset Review on all state boards, and CCIDC is part of this process. Our 2017 Sunset Review Report tells all about what we do and how we do it.  Learn about our history, board, committees, funding, the IDEX California exam, our enforcement program and most importantly, how we want to strengthen and improve Certification law! Read our report, then take a brief quiz and earn 1 hour/.01 CEU.

Read the Report here

Take the Quiz here

AEC Daily

AEC Daily provides free Online Continuing Education. Their site provides access to educational resources, CAD details, building products information, industry news and discussion forums for interior designers, architects, engineers, construction professionals and owners. CCIDC is an AEC Daily as a certified continuing education partner! When you take a course from AEC Daily, enter your CID#.


Architectural Woodwork Institute offers seminars and periodic CEU’s of value to CID’s.


CALBO Training Institute offers various classes on accessibility and codes. Training Institute courses given throughout California, including the Annual Education Weeks.

California Faucets CEUs

Water Saving Solutions for Spa-Like Showers. When it comes to designing a spa-like shower system, a designer must balance the client’s desire for a spa-like experience with the requirements of stringent codes and standards. This course discusses water conservation; applicable codes, standards, and guidelines; and the shower-head technologies that address conservation issues. 0.1 CEU

CCIDC Board Meetings

Free 0.2 CEUs All CIDs who attend our board meetings will receive a free .2 CEU (2 hours). To receive your CEU credit, you must sign in and stay to the end of the meeting. Board meetings are always held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They are held three times per year (January, May and September). This CEU opportunity began at our Annual Board meeting May 14, 2016 and is not retroactive.

Design Arts Seminars Inc.

Design Arts Seminars Inc. offers home study programs, seminars, getaway CE weekends and study abroad programs to give you plenty of options to explore to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements. DAS is an AIA** registered provider as well as an IIDA (International Interior Design Association) industry member and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Does Imitation Breed Innovation?

Does Imitation Breed Innovation? UCLA legal scholar Kal Raustiala discusses copyrights, trademarks and brand names in various artistic industries. He asks, “does imitation breed innovation or stifle creativity?”. You may not agree with him but this thought-provoking lecture is worth watching. Good for 1.0 CEU credit from CCIDC by reading the article and watching the Course Video

Hanley Wood University

Hanley Wood University offers many courses for interior designers, builders, architects, lighting designers and other building professionals. Courses are free but user registration is required.

How Dangerous Is Your Couch?

How Dangerous Is Your Couch? By DASHKA SLATER Published: September 6, 2012. A key article in The New York Times on flame retardants. This article centers mostly on California, and Tech Bulletin 117, but it also affects the rest of the nation. Good for 1 hour (0.1 Unit) CEU credit from CCIDC by reading the article and reviewing TB-117-2013.

IDEX Exam Preparation

The CCIDC IDEX study page  CEU’s for Certified Interior Designers are available from these individual courses. CIDs who take IDEX® Prep Courses receive 10 hours of CEU credit (1.0) from CCIDC


InformeDesign offers a variety of free continuing education opportunities that focus on health, safety, and welfare topics for current and future architects, interior designers, landscape architects, facility managers, urban planners and designers, housing specialists, graphic designers, and the public. For practitioners, consider using them as options for self-report continuing education credits towards fulfillment of licensing or certification, as well as credits towards membership organization renewals. Tutorials are available in three formats.


InteriorDesign-ED is an IDCEC preferred Continuing Education Provider. Offering both live classes in LA and San Diego as well as 44 recorded on demand webinars. Select from 1.0 and 1.2 CEU packages. Classes accepted by CCIDC, ASID and IIDA.

Interiors & Sources Magazine

Interiors & Sources Magazine offers valuable CEU credits. A wide array of subject matters are geared toward satisfying design professionals’ varied professional and personal development needs.

International Code Council

ICC’s Campus Online provides educational opportunities designed to help building professionals excel in their career.

ICC’s Campus Online makes it easy to access courses and webinars from anywhere with an internet connection.

Jenn-Air CEU’s

Online 24/7 CEU courses Provided by expert instructors for Jenn-Air. The courses provide continuing education in accordance with CCIDC, AIA, IDCEC and NKBA.

NOTE REGARDING REGISTRATION! – CIDs who are not members of an association (that is not listed on the Jenn Air website, just select AIA and indicate your CID # —-.

LACSI Disabled Access Seminar | A Quartet Of Topics

Disabled Access:  A Quartet of Topics

  • Accessibility: Past and Present
  • Creating Immersive Environments and Experiences with accessible design
  • Accessible Door Openings
  • That’s ILLEGAL?.. Are you serious?!!

Date(s) – 12/01/18 – 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

USC Capital Construction Development

Learning Studio Seminars

Tile, stone, and other seminars by Learning Studio Estudio Group LLC is a member of MIA, CTDA, and USGBC. The presenter, Fred Jackson, CTC,CSI has over 25 years building industry experience and has been a speaker/trainer at MIA, Stone Expo, Coverings, KBIS, CTDA, USGBC, TTMAC, and BSI conferences and events.

Metropolis CE

Metropolis CE broadens your professional horizons with a curriculum that considers design from every angle. Earn credits from the convenience of home on topics like sustainability, universal access, technology, and trends. Metropolis now offers a growing library of continuing-education opportunities that makes our extensive body of knowledge even more accessible.


National Center for Construction Education and Research develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System that allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires.


Network of Executive Women in Hospitality organization provides Continuing Education pertaining to restaurant and hotel design.

NKBA Northern California Chapter

NKBA Northern California Chapter

Pacific Design Center

Pacific Design Center events and seminars.  Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA.

Parex USA

Parex USA is proud to be a recognized Provider of continuing education courses for the Design & Construction community. Our program offers valuable information on a wide variety of topics related to building envelope design and construction.

Red Vector

Red Vector: Over 800 on-line continuing education courses for professionals. Select your profession and state and go to the list of courses available for Certified Interior Designers.


Specialty Hardware Course Provides an overview of specialty door hardware with a focus on the specific components that make up this category, including a discussion on applying specialty door hardware to specific projects. Presented by: Dan Lorden, Richards-Wilcox, Inc.

Ron Blank & Associates

Ron Blank & Associates provides free continuing education for Certified Interior Designers, architects, and other design professionals. Special login instructions for Certified Interior Designers: When creating an account with Ron Blank leave the “AIA Member” box unchecked, and enter “none” in the “AIA Member Number” field.
Certified Interior Designers use title “registered interior designers” and enter California (CA) the state(s) abbreviation in that field, and Certification number in the “registration number” field.

The Continuing Architect

All courses on The Continuing Architect are free of charge and eligible for AIA CEU credit (see course details for specific credit eligibility). We offer automatic credit reporting to our users who are AIA Members

University CEU’s

Check individual school sites for any current classes, seminars or extension CEU’s.