CCIDC _ California Council for Interior Design Certification

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San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone: 760 - 761-4734  / Fax: 760 - 761-4736
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California Council for Interior Design Certification
Provides for the protection, health, safety and welfare of the public by administering the California Certified Interior Designer Title Act.

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Continuing Education Requirements & Courses

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CEUs are a REQUIRED part of your Certification and need to be taken regularly.
See our policy on CEUs including activities that are not included for CEU credit.

You need 10 hours (which equals 1.0 Units) every two years. The time frame is from your Certification renewal date to renewal date (not by calendar year to calendar year).

1. We accept CEUs from other providers, they do NOT have to be CCIDC-sponsored. We accept CEUs on interior design, codes, architecture, LEED, etc., and all related courses having to do with running a design business.

2. Please report CEUs online using your CID Account. Do not mail or call them in.
Register for your CID Account.
LOGIN to your account.

You must report CEUs directly to us (even if you reported them to another organization).

Go to this
list of courses being offered. 

Do you offer a CEU course for Certified Interior Designers?
Read our CEU Provider information and requirements.


Course Listings - - Below are some of the  Continuing Education Courses available for Certified Interior Designers in California.  This is not a complete list,  and the courses listed below are not given by, nor affiliated in any way with CCIDC.  If you know of  a course you would like to see on this page, please e-mail CCIDC.


Free .2 CEU - Attend our Board Meetings

All CIDs who attend our board meetings will receive a free .2 CEU (2 hours). This CEU opportunity begins at our Annual Board meeting May 14, 2016 and is not retroactive. 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).
See our
board meeting schedule.

Water Saving Solutions for Spa-Like Showers
CEU from California Faucets
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 showerhead technologies that address conservation issues.
AEC Daily, earn 1 hour CEU credit

CEU’s from Jenn-Air
Online 24/7 CEU courses are 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 # ----.

Specialty Hardware Course - AEC Daily

InteriorDesign-ED: Online CEU webinars
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 are accepted by CCIDC, ASID and IIDA. For more information or to register for a class visit: or call (713) 269-6909.

Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit
Free, 1 hour CEU from CCIDC

Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit is CCIDC’s newest online CEU is on nonstructural earthquake retrofitting for occupant safety. While many of these are DIY (do it yourself) projects for homeowners, these suggested guidelines can be used for certain commercial projects. Read the “Homeowner’s Guide to Nonstructural Retrofit”, take a short quiz and earn 1 hour CEU credit.
Start this free CEU today

2012 Sunset Review
Free, 1 hour CEU from CCIDC

The state of California imposes Sunset Review on all state boards, and CCIDC is part of this process.
OUR 2012 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, take a short quiz and earn 1 hour CEU credit. Take our free, 1 hour CEU and you'll also receive a beautiful Certificate of Completion.
Start this free CEU today.

IDEX Exam Preparation
CEU’s for Certified Interior Designers are available from these individual courses.
Visit our IDEX study page

AEC Daily

CCIDC is listed on AEC Daily as a certified continuing education partner!
So now when you take a course from AEC Daily, you can enter your CID# and it no longer will ask you about IDCEC!

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.

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. Click on the links below to learn more about each.

Two free CEU’s by White River Hardwoods-Woodworks, Inc.:
Illustrative Guide to Classical Design for Cabinetry and Furniture
Firmitas, Utilitas, Venustas: The Essence of Good Architecture

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.

Tile, stone, and other seminars are available from Learning Studio
*All seminars are scheduled 90 days in advance. Please email if you have any questions or wish to check on available dates* to schedule a seminar. Learn more at
You can also contact Marlene F. Jackson, Marketing & Operations
Estudio Group LLC
Phone: 800.784.0231, ext. 1

How Dangerous Is Your Couch?
By DASHKA SLATER Published: September 6, 2012 / The New York Times
A key article in The New York Times on flame retardants has been brought to our attention by CCIDC past board member, Holly Hodnick. This article centers mostly on California, and Tech Bulletin 117, but it also impacts the rest of the nation. As the changes to Tech Bulletin 117 are currently in process at the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Therman Insulation (BHFTI) CCIDC will report back to you in a future eNews.
Good for 1 hour (0.1 Unit) CEU credit from CCIDC by reading the article and reviewing
Proposed TB-117-2012 Language Draft.
Read article:  

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 video.
Course Title: Does Imitation Breed Innovation?
Instructor's Name: Kal Raustiala
Sponsor: Zocalo Public Square
Location: Goethe-Institute, Los Angeles, CA originally.
Total Hours: 1
Presentation: Online, Lecture

Specifying Successful Ceramic & Stone Tiles Installations, Beyond TCNA and ANSI
Learn how to properly specify a successful installation of ceramic and stone tiles. The focus of the program will be on industry standards, i.e., TCA (Tile Council of North America) and ANSI (American National Standard for Installation of Ceramic Tile). Free of charge. To schedule this session, please visit: and select
“Specifying Successful Ceramic & Stone Tile Installations” from the course listings.
Credit: .1 CEU | 1 LU HSW   
NOTE: You may also select other relevant CEU’s by using the above link.

CALBO offers various classes on accessibility and codes. View the full list of CALBO courses by clicking on the Education tab on their site.

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
CSI Los Angeles Chapter:
CSI Orange County Chapter:
CSI San Diego Chapter:
CSI San Francisco Chapter:

ICC Code Council

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.

Interior Design Magazine

The Center for Advanced Construction Education was founded as part of the American Institute for Professional training and Development
Open enrollment course schedule:    

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.

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 approved provider of continuing education by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation since 1992. DAS is also an AIA** registered provider as well as an IIDA (International Interior Design Association) industry member and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

Ron Blank & Associates provides free continuing education for design professionals. RBA is an AIA Cornerstone Partner and received the AIA Award of Excellence for continuing education. Courses can be taken by Certified Interior Designers, architects, and other design professionals for credit at
Please call Scott Spiva if additional information is required at 800-248-6364.

Special login instructions for Certified Interior Designers:

  • When designers create an account with Ron Blank they should leave the “AIA Member” box unchecked, and enter “none” in the “AIA Member Number” field.
  • Certified Interior Designers should sign up as “registered interior designers” and should enter California (CA) the state(s) abbreviation in that field, and then your Certification number where it asks for “registration number” in that field.
  • If “none” is entered in any of these fields their  system will recognize that as an acceptable entry. (They do need accurate phone, fax , and e-mail addresses to insure that a certificate reaches them.)
  • Their system is simple. Once someone creates and account with them they can select a course. Read the course material, and take a short quiz at the end. They send a certificate of completion to everyone that scores better than a 70% on the quiz. This certificate is used to self-report the CE credits to CCIDC.

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

ADA  - - Training on Disabled Access
The Pacifc ADA & IT Center (Pacific DBTA)
Check for upcoming events

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.

Pacific Design Center events and seminars.  PDC is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA. For more information, please go to

Architectural Woodwork Institute
The AWI offers seminars and periodic CEU’s of value to CID’s.  Visit their Web site at

Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
This organization provides Continuing Education pertaining to restaurant and hotel design. For their current schedule and information, visit

NKBA Northern California Chapter

         Report your CEU’s (Create your CID Account) or LOGIN to your account to report.

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