"I am excited to be a part of the professional membership, and am impressed with your fast and personal responses. I am also proud to be in a profession that is probably going through more exciting changes in a short period of time than ever before. I look forward to hearing from you and feel the anticipation of many doors opening for myself."

"Thank you for creating C.I.D. to recognize trained decorators as professionals. I delayed entering the field earlier due to the attitude that prevailed about decorators. You are changing that attitude. You validate my career choice and C.I.D. will enhance my confidence and my creditability."

Letter from a Interior Design Educator

"We are in the process of forming a certificate program in Interior Decorating at our university. We have read some information on your organization and we were quite impressed with the efforts of Ron Renner and the organization to raise the standards in the industry for decorators and to distinguish the difference between the decorator and the designer. As an Interior Designer and educator, I am familiar with ASID, NCIDQ and appreciate these affiliations with Mr. Renner. I have a Master’s degree in Interior Design and have taught at the Bachelor level for many years at several local colleges and universities. I observed, at almost every level, whether it was Associates or Bachelors, the instructors ignoring the competing decorators as if they did not exist, as if we ignore them they will go away. I believe, like Mr. Renner, that we have to make them accountable and hold them to a higher standard. I have discontinued teaching the in the four year programs and have started teaching again in the certificate programs at an Art Institute and a university in general design classes. We at the university would like to distinguish our upcoming Certificate program from the rest by certification and accreditation by a recognized and thoughtful organization such as yours. We would appreciate some detailed info about the criteria by which you evaluate these programs."

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