Certified Residential Interior Designer

Certified Residential Interior Designer

Interior designers transform home and commercial spaces into unique, functional areas. This online course will fully train you for a career in interior design. Upon successful course completion, you will earn the designation of Certified Residential Interior Designer by the Designer Society of America.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Pass the Residential Interior Designer Exam (RIDE) on course completion to become a Certified Residential Interior Designer
  • Understand all aspects of the interior design business— tasks, responsibilities, best practices, client service, and more
  • Learn how to start and run your own interior design business
  • Learn how to create a design concept and floor plan
  • Understand basic elements of any interior design project and how to manipulate them


  • Getting Started—Explore careers in residential interior design; introduction to design basics and space planning
  • History of Styles and Furnishings—Prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance to the 20th Century; and Modernism, Non-European Influences and Furniture Styles
  • Elements of Design—Materials, color, textiles, lighting fundamentals, accents and accessories
  • Working as a Residential Interior Designer—Industry regulations and putting it all together

Job Outlook for Interior Designers

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary for interior designers is $49,810. Salary can increase depending on a number of factors, including length of projects, clientele, type of employment and experience.
  • The BLS also reports that the demand for interior designers is projected to increase by 5% through the year 2026.

Upon registering, you have six (6) months to complete the course.

Course Dates and Times

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 Course Hours: 120 Hours

This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an interior designer do?

Interior designers determine design items, such as colors, lighting, and materials to make indoor spaces functional and attractive. Interior designers must be able to draw, read, and edit blueprints.

Which skills do interior designers need the most?

Interior designers can turn a plain room into something beautiful. Here are the top skills needed to be a successful interior designer:

  • Creativity
  • Spatial awareness
  • Understanding if design practices and styles

Where do interior designers work?

Most work is completed in an office, home office, on-site in client homes, design centers, or other locations. Currently, about one in five interior designers are self-employed, and work may need to be completed during evenings or weekends, based on client schedules/needs.