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C.I.D. Certification Program
The C.I.D. Certification Online Course and Home Study programs were 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.

C.I.D. Certification Online Program
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)

C.I.D. Certification Home Study Program
This program consists of eight sessions with question and answer reviews after each, a session test, four enjoyable projects, drafting templates, an interior design color wheel and the printed workbook for future reference. The 50-question final exam which is included is also the Certified International Decorators Entrance Exam.

This version of the course provides interaction with the instructor who will personally critique your work on the hands-on projects, creating the connection between book learning and practical experience. A resource section and a glossary of terms are also included with this course of study. The Workbook Direct Mail Program takes approximately 6-10 weeks. $1295.00

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)

What will I receive with the Workbook Program?
  • A 100-page Workbook with Glossary of Decorating Terms
  • National Resources of Trade Showrooms
  • Interior Design Drafting Templates in 1/4" scale - a $42.95 value! (included)
  • Interior Design Color Wheel for Color Schemes - a $21.95 value! (included)
  • Final Exam /C.I.D. Entrance Exam - a $95 value! (included) Study Guide ($95 savings) not required
  • Graduation Certificate

Workbook Payment Option: If required, partial payments are available with 3 payments of $449 each. With each payment you will receive three lessons at a time. This program will take longer due to separate mailings. The final exam will be sent with the final two lessons. As you progress through the course, you will return to the order page to purchase your next two lessons. All sales are final. No refunds.

*Grading of Workbook Home Study Course test and exams can take up to 2 weeks.
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
  • What an Interior Decorator Cannot Do
  • Avoiding Liabilities and Legal Problems
  • Being a Certified Interior Decorator

These exclusive programs include the C.I.D. Entrance Exam.

The C.I.D. Certification Program
is the most informative and direct route to C.I.D. Certification.

Annual dues to maintain C.I.D. certification are $295.00.

"Thank you so much for designing such a wonderful course. Your lessons offered me a wealth of knowledge while maintaining a consistent pace and straightforward nature. My passion for art and design is life long. However, it was through the DTI Certification program that I learned what I know now. Each session made me realize there was so much that I needed to learn. I am glad you, a professional and veteran in this field, provided me with this opportunity.

With what I have learned here, and my background in fashion and advertising, I feel my career possibilities are endless.

Again, I thank you for this fabulous opportunity.

Los Angeles, CA

"A thousand accolades are not enough to express the value of your wonderful program. When I was only half way through the course I had an opportunity to bid on a large project and I believe, due to the information in the course book, I was able to win a large decorating project here in California. Now all the avenues have opened up for me and I am very busy decorating."

T. S.
Graeagle, CA

"After years of having a passion for home furnishings and a strong interest in interior design, I was fortunate to be offered a job working in retail furniture sales. I feel the knowledge and experience I gained working with customers and attending trade shows was as valuable as years in a classroom, but it did not give me the credibility a formal education would have provided. Ron Renner's Certified Interior Decorators Certification Program enabled me the opportunity to become a professional Interior Decorator in a very affordable and timely manner. This is a wonderful program for someone who has a talent for decorating, but wants or needs to add the validity that becoming certified offers. The C.I.D. designation and membership in the Certified Interior Decorators International organization will open doors and lets consumers know you are a professional they can trust. So... thank you Mr. Renner."

Kim Winnette, C.I.D.

C.I.D. is internationally recognized and is the ONLY certifying body for interior decorators worldwide. Becoming a member of C.I.D. will increase your potential for acquiring clients and provide total access to the wholesale trade workrooms and furniture showrooms.

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Ron Renner, ASID
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Certified Interior Decorators International, Inc.

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About President and Founder
Ron Renner is a founding Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Ron has also served as membership chairman and as a member of the board of directors for ASID... click here to learn more