Designer Society of America

DSA is the first design organization to provide a welcoming environment for all interior designers, residential interior designers, kitchen designers, window designers and industry related fields. DSA provides recognition for interior design professionals. DSA recognizes that the road to success in the field interior design has many different paths.


Providing the highest level of membership offered by DSA for residential interior designers, kitchen and bath designers and professional home stagers. Includes enhanced portfolio website listing on DSA's National website. Applicant must have one of the following to qualify:

  • Have taken and passed RIDQC, RIDE , CHSP or certification with another nationally recognized interior design exam OR 
  • A four or five—years working in the field of interior design or design-related field OR
  • A three-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus three years of full-time practical design experience OR
  • A four year degree or more in interior design or design related field.

A two-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus four years of full-time practical interior design experience.

*Design-related field includes: Art, architecture, etc. (please contact DSA  office for verification)


Professional Recognition

Navigating your professional career can be challenging. In this competitive field it is important to show your peers and potential clients that you are committed to your field and your profession. DSA provides professional recognition. As a DSA professional, you can expect increased recognition from your peers while impressing your potential new clients and existing clients with your professional membership to the Designer Society of America. Show them that you are involved in your industry and committed to the growth and development required to thrive as a professional designer. Display your logo to exhibit your professionalism and dedication to the field of interior design!


Through many years of experience, as well as networking with other professionals; studying the industry and markets; education; outreach; and industry advocacy, DSA has established itself as a major player in the interior design world, in contact with over 22,000 designers, showrooms and other industry members. Founded in 1999, DSA strives to give a voice to individuals in the industry. You won't find that service with membership in other major societies in our industry. 

DSA is open to residential interior designers, space planners, kitchen and bath designers, re-designers and the trade companies that serve them. We provide a community for those already in the field, offering networking opportunities, consultations and free websites for displaying your work and contact information. In addition, DSA offers educational programs for new designers as well as certification for students studying the art at universities, colleges and technical schools.

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Designer Locator

Connecting designers with potential clients.

DSA members will bring your dream home to fruition. Through sessions on color, scale, proportion, lighting, furniture arrangement, floor and wall treatments, and color psychology, your DSA Residential Interior Designer will conceptualize and plan creative solutions for your home.  Stay within your budget and prevent costly design mistakes by hiring a DSA Residential Interior Designer with expertise in residential interior design.

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