Certified Residential Interior Designer

Certified Residential Interior Designer

The online Residential Interior Design Education (R.I.D.E.) program is available to both aspiring designing individuals and interior designers.

The R.I.D.E. certification trains new designers and increases the credentials for designers in current practice.


This program will not only give you the basic skills and background you need to start working as an interior home designer, but the R.I.D.E. credential will also increase your status with potential clients. You will explore the cornerstones of professional design, discover how to plan both visually appealing and functional spaces, and study how interior design has evolved throughout history.

This program will also provide you with an education on ethics that you can apply to your own practice. This resourcefulness of ethical standards will increase your worth as a designer and make you a stronger candidate in the industry.

Upon completion of this program, you will take the Residential Interior Designer Exam (R.I.D.E.) as the final. Also after completion, you can qualify for benefits such as a free one-year Designer Society of America, or DSA designer membership and possible participation in a 40-hour internship through DSA, if you meet certain eligibility requirements.


This program will educate you on what our contemporary design aesthetic owes to the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as you will explore historical design styles that influence design choices today.

Investigate the elements of interior design such as materials, color, textiles, lighting, and accessories, and discover how to combine these elements to create the type of atmosphere that your clients desire.

This program will provide you with insight on running your own design business and teach you the fundamentals and ethical practices involved in becoming a Residential Interior Designer. It will offer helpful information on establishing your business, networking with contractors and vendors, marketing, meeting with clients, and managing projects in an ethical and professional way. It will also provide you with skills that will prepare you to seek out clients and help them transform their interiors into satisfying spaces. 

The program offers useful documents and exercises to help you practice and develop your skills. For instance, you can compile the knowledge you gain throughout the course to create a floor plan and a complete design concept for a family room in your first big project. By the end of the program, you can use your design concepts in a profile to present to potential clients.


Upon completing this program, you will:

  • Understand what a residential interior designer does.
  • Be familiar with major design styles and movements throughout history.
  • Know how to manipulate the basic elements involved in residential interior design projects.
  • Understand the steps required to work as a residential interior designer and start your own design business.
  • Have experience creating a design concept and floor plan.


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