Professional Membership is available to any citizen or resident of Canada whose primary responsibility as a designer, educator, or researcher is in the field of Industrial Design and who :
Holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design or a closely related discipline from a course accredited by the Association (see accredited schools) and has attained either three (3) years of professional experience or two (2) years if a Mentored Associate.
Has attained a total aggregate of eight (8) years of design-related education and professional experience and or seven (7) years if a Mentored Associate.
AND (applicable to both above circumstances)
Has submitted to the satisfaction of the Association, three (3) Case Histories and/or Letters of Sponsorship.
Associate Membership is available to citizens or residents of Canada whose primary responsibility is in the field of Industrial Design, but who don’t yet possess the required combination of skills and experience to qualify for Professional Membership, but anticipate being qualify for professional status within the next four (4) years.
Affiliate Membership is available to citizens and residents whose professional practice closely aligns with the field of Industrial Design, subject to approval of the Association.