Accreditation FAQs

The Singapore Interior Designer Accreditation Program is led by the Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS) and is currently under study by various stakeholders from government agencies, trade associations, schools and practitioners. The exact details of the accreditation programme will be released in due course. You may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). We seek your understanding that we are unable to provide you with the full details at this point of time.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1: Which educational institutions will be recognised under the Singapore Interior Designer Accreditation Program?

A: Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) with the relevant course, recognised by Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore will be recognised by the accreditation program. Listed below are our Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) partners.

  1. Building and Construction Authority Academy (BCAA)
  2. Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
  3. Lasalle College of the Arts
  4. Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
  5. Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
  6. Raffles College of Higher Education
  7. Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
  8. Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
  9. Temasek Polytechnic (TP)

Relevant course qualifications from other educational institutes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

As we are still doing studies on the accreditation programme, the above serves as a guideline for fresh graduates, whereas practicing professionals will be evaluated through a separate assessment track, on a case-by-case basis. More details will follow upon the completion of the accreditation program study.

Q2: Will there be another path for experienced practicing designers or experienced individuals doing a mid-career switch?

A: It will be based on existing (relevant) work experience, education level (relevant IHL), and subject to an interview and portfolio evaluation (if necessary). These will be evaluated by the steering committee on a -case-by-case basis.

Q3: Are Advanced or Specialist Diplomas from local Polytechnics recognised for ID2?

A: Such cases will be subject to evaluation and assessment, on a case-by-case basis.

Q4: What are the specific job scopes of each ID1, ID2, and ID3?

A: The specific job scopes for each tier are currently under studying. More details will follow upon the completion of the accreditation program study.

Q5: Can accreditation be given to companies as well?

A: Currently, the framework under studying by the steering committee is for individuals only, recognising their relevant competencies and skill-sets.

Q6: Will companies' operations be affected if they do not have an Accredited Interior Designer practicing in their firm?

A: Companies' operations will not be affected. Having Accredited Interior Designers will only enhance companies' credibility to market, postively impacting their business.

Q7: Can S-Pass or Work Permit holders be accredited?

A: Yes, so long as they have the necessary relevant qualification, work experience, and practise in Singapore. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. More details will follow upon the completion of the accreditation program study.

Q8: When will the accreditation be launched?

A: Currently, it is projected to be launched in the second to third quarter of 2021.

Q9: How can one upgrade to the next tier?

A: The framework is under review by the steering committee and would advise in due course