Members Application

Classification Of Membership

There shall be six classes of membership: Professional Members, Ordinary Members, Corporate Members, Affiliate Personal Members, Affiliate Corporate Members and Student Members.

Professional Member

Professional Members must be holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (with asterisk ***) together with any one of the following qualifications:

  1. Degree/Undergraduate degree in interior design/interior architecture/architecture recognized by the Association, plus two years of practical professional experience in interior design/interior architecture, or
  2. Diploma or equivalent in interior design/interior architecture recognized by the Association, plus three years of practical professional experience in interior design/interior architecture, or
  3. Certification or equivalent in interior design/interior architecture recognized by the Association, plus four years of practical professional experience in interior design/interior architecture, or
  4. 10 Years of practical professional experience in interior design/interior architecture.

This category may also include individuals who are educators in interior design/interior architecture/architecture departments at universities, colleges, technical and design schools , and they possess professional qualifications to teach degree and diploma courses in interior design/interior architecture/architecture and are currently employed in that position.

Professional Members in good standing shall have full voting rights at General Meetings . Professional Members will receive HKIDA membership certificates and shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Professional)” after their names.

Ordinary Member

Ordinary Members must be holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (with asterisk ***) and are persons practicing interior design/interior architecture but do not qualify as Professional Members.

Ordinary Members in good standing shall have full voting rights at General Meetings. Ordinary Members shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Ordinary)” after their names.

Corporate Member

Corporate Members shall be corporations or firms carrying on an interior design practice in Hong Kong. A Corporate Member should nominate and register two nominees (at Director level) to participate in the Association’s activities. Nominees should possess the qualifications as a Professional Member.

Corporate Members have no voting rights at General Meetings and may not be elected to any office of the Association. Corporate Members will receive HKIDA membership certificates and shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Corporate)” after their names.

Affiliate Personal Member

Affiliate Personal Members may be, but is not limited to interior designers, suppliers, contractors and persons engaged in other works related to interior design.

Affiliate Personal Members have no voting rights at General Meetings and may not be elected to any office of the Association. Affiliate Personal Members shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Affiliate Personal)” after their names.

Affiliate Corporate Member

Affiliate Corporate Members shall be corporations or firms carrying business of interior design, suppliers, contractors and any other business related to interior design. An Affiliate Corporate Member may nominate and register up to two nominees to participate in the Association’s activities.

Affiliate Corporate Members have no voting rights at General Meetings and may not be elected to any office of the Association. Affiliate Corporate Members shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Affiliate Corporate)” after their names.

Student Member

Student Members shall be persons who are registered students in Hong Kong, studying full time in a recognized institution with a major in interior design/interior architecture.

Membership as a Student Member shall automatically expire upon their graduation and their names will be removed from the members register.

Student Members have no voting rights at General Meetings. Student Members shall have the right to use the abbreviation “HKIDA (Student)” after their names.

 

Membership application and interview: Upon receiving the applications, except Student and Affiliate Membership, all applicants will be notified of the date for interview.  Approval of membership is not only based on the qualifications and working experience, but also applicants’ portfolio works of interior design.  Membership of HKIDA, subject always to the approval of the HKIDA Executive Committee.