C.I.D Online Program2018-08-10T13:40:59+00:00

C.I.D. Certification Online Program

The C.I.D. Certification Online Course is written specifically for the Interior Decorator by Ron Renner, founder and president of Certified Interior Decorators International (C.I.D.). Instruction includes the basics of certification, elements of interior design and decoration, business practice and “How to Charge for Services”. Teaching also includes the latest information concerning the practice of interior design versus the role of the “Certified Interior Decorator”.

The C.I.D. Certification Program is the ONLY course of study teaching “Interior Decorator Certification” and is the most informative and direct route to C.I.D. Certification.

The Online Interior Decorating Program (the Online Course is IPad compatible) is for those who prefer online studies. Students tend to complete the online course more quickly and grading of the final exam is immediate because it is automated through the website. The Online Program takes approximately 2-6 weeks to complete.

The program consist of eight lessons with question and answer reviews after each session, a session test and a 50-question final exam which is the Certified International Decorators Entrance Exam. This user-friendly automated course is easy to complete and includes all multiple choice and true/false questions. $895.00

Upon completion of the program and passing the C.I.D. Entrance Exam, you will be qualified to join C.I.D. YOUR FIRST YEAR OF MEMBERSHIP IS FREE. (a savings of $295.00)

* All educational materials are proprietary information and are therefore non-refundable.

*Please note that the while online course can be done very quickly, it is still the only schooling you need for certification. If you have natural talent and ability, or are working in a related industry or have graduated with a related degree, the online course is perfect for you. If you desire a more in depth training, we would highly recommend taking the workbook course instead.

Certification Course Outline

Session Description
1. Floor Planning and Furniture Placement
  • Function of Space
  • Floor Planning
  • Furniture Placement
  • Elevations
2. Furniture Styles and Trade Showrooms
  • History of Furniture and Architectural Styles
  • Custom Furniture and Cabinetry
  • Furniture Selection
  • Furniture Showrooms to the Trade
3. Choosing Color Schemes
  • Color Trends
  • The Color Wheel
  • Color Terms
  • Psychology of Color
  • Regional Colors
  • Color Distribution
4. Wall Coverings and Window Treatments
  • Wall Coverings and Finishes
  • Window Treatments
  • Bedspreads
5. Lighting, Flooring and Fabric Choices
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Fabrics
  • Presentation Board
6. Plants, Pictures and Accessories
  • Pots and Plants
  • Artwork and Prints
  • Wall Groupings
  • Decorative Accessories
7. Consulting: Fees and Compensation
  • Consulting Basics
  • Compensation Methods
  • Business Startup
8. The Interior Decorator’s Role
  • Decorator or Designer: The Difference
  • What an Interior Decorator Can Do
  • Avoiding Liabilities and Legal Problems
  • Being a Certified Interior Decorator