IIDA Oregon Chapter Education Fund

The IIDA Oregon Chapter strives to promote continuing education for all members and to reduce barriers in obtaining professional certifications which support the advancement of the Interior Design profession. One way we support our members is through the IIDA Oregon Chapter Education Fund, in which we offer a reimbursement of examination fees for NCIDQ Certification and LEED Accreditation.

The IIDA Oregon Chapter has established a Chapter Education Fund under the IIDA Foundation. This fund’s purpose is to promote education and professional development for Oregon Chapter Members. Through this fund, the IIDA Oregon Chapter awards (1) NCIDQ and (1) LEED exam reimbursement per year to successful exam candidates. Application for reimbursement must be submitted through online application by June 1st of each year. The process for determining the recipients in each category will be a lottery system. Members who have been selected will be notified by July 1 of each year and will be formally acknowledged at the Chapter’s Annual Celebration in July.

NCIDQ Exam Reimbursement Guidelines

  • Candidate must be an IIDA Associate Member in good standing (those having paid dues for the current year and current on continuing education credits)
  • Candidates must have received confirmation that they have passed all required exam sections between January 1 and December 31 of the calendar year, prior to the award year.
  • Maximum reimbursement will be the cost of one full exam (IDFX, IDPX and Practicum)
  • In the event that a Member’s firm/employer pays a portion of the cost of the exam, the IIDA Member can still apply for reimbursement for the portion he/she has paid. The IIDA Oregon Chapter will not reimburse firms/employers for the exam or portions thereof.

Apply for IIDA Oregon Chapter Education Fund NCIDQ Reimbursement

LEED Exam Reimbursement Guidelines

  • Candidate must be an IIDA Member must be in good standing. (Those having paid dues for the current year and current on continuing education credits)
  • Candidates must have received confirmation that they have passed all required exam sections between January 1 and December 31 of the calendar year, prior to the award year.
  • Maximum reimbursement will be the cost of one LEED AP with any specialty, as priced for non-members of the USGBC
  • In the event that a Member’s firm/employer pays a portion of the cost of the exam, the IIDA Member can still apply for reimbursement for the portion he/she has paid. The IIDA Oregon Chapter will not reimburse firms/employers for the exam or portions thereof.

Apply for IIDA Oregon Chapter Education Fund LEED Reimbursement

Additional Opportunities for Reimbursement

The IIDA Foundation (managed by the International Interior Design Association) also offers opportunity for reimbursement of NCIDQ and LEED examinations. Reimbursement for these exams is offered twice a year. To learn more about the IIDA Foundation and reimbursement programs through International Headquarters, please reference the following links:

IIDA Foundation

NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund

Sustainable Design Education Fund