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Thanks for your Interest in an IFDA Membership!

Congratulations on taking your first step towards a brighter career and professional support network that will last a lifetime! On this page you’ll find everything you need to purchase an IFDA membership for our Philadelphia Chapter.

Please Note:
All IFDA membership year is based on the anniversary of your join date. For example, if you join IFDA on during the period May 1-May 30. 2017, your IFDA membership will be effective through May 31, 2018. IFDA membership in the Philadelphia chapter is retained by the individual approved for membership and is non-transferrable.

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Professional Membership

This category of membership is for individuals who are active in, or affiliated with, the furnishings and design industry; or whose function deals with the design industry exclusively.

Others include managers, supervisors, executives or associates who work in a design related field; or who spend less that 50 percent of their time in the design industry.

Professional members have full voting rights and membership privileges such as serving on local and national boards and committees.

Member dues for Professional Members are $350.00 per calendar year.

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*By submitting and purchasing an IFDA Philadelphia membership, you agree to our Code of Ethics.

$350 / Year – Sign Up & Purchase

Associate Membership

Open to any graduate of a 2 or 4-year higher education program or certificate program that applies within 1 year of the date of graduation.

The membership period is valid for 2 years. A copy of a transcript documenting graduation within one year of submitting an application for associate membership must be submitted with the membership application.

Member dues for Associate Members are $150.00 per calendar year.

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*By submitting and purchasing an IFDA Philadelphia membership, you agree to our Code of Ethics.

$150 (2 Year Subscription) – Sign Up & Purchase

Student Membership

Student Members must be currently enrolled and continue to be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a field related to the design and furnishings industry and not currently working full-time in the design and furnishings field.

Proof of current enrollment must accompany the application, as well as a declared major and intended year of graduation. Student members are not eligible to vote or hold office on local or national boards.

Membership dues for Student Members are $45 per calendar year. Join IFDA as student member September 1 through December 31st and receive the balance of the current membership year and the next membership year of January 1 through December 31st for $45.00

*Fill out the form and click “Pay with PayPal”. You will be redirected to a secure PayPal checkout page where you can finalize payment. 

*By submitting and purchasing an IFDA Philadelphia membership, you agree to our Code of Ethics.

$45 / Year – Sign Up & Purchase

CODE OF ETHICS

IFDA is a non-profit association. Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution. However, they may be deductible as a business expense. Contributions to the IFDA Educational Foundation are deductible as charitable contributions.

Code of Ethics

Each member of the International Furnishings and Design Association shall conduct her/himself honorably so as to maintain the integrity of the Association. To that end, each member shall adhere to the following rules of conduct and principles guiding membership behavior:

  • A member shall abide by the bylaws of both the International and Chapter Organizations and hold membership in the Association as a privilege and a responsibility.
  • A member is obligated through personal and professional conduct to uphold and maintain, beyond reproach, the dignity of the Association.
  • Only the international organization and its affiliated chapters, who must add proper chapter designation to the name, may officially use the name “International Furnishings and Design Association.”
  • A member shall not use her/his position as an officer in the Association, or his/her membership, to gain purely personal advantage in advertising, merchandising or promotion. However, a member may and is encouraged, to use the initials “IFDA” after her/his name on business stationary and business announcements.
  • A member shall sponsor for IFDA membership; only those individuals known to have, and to practice the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • A member shall recognize and respect the professional standards of other IFDA members and shall encourage a high level of cooperation with allied organizations.
  • A member may not use the IFDA Directory as a mailing list for commercial or political purposes, nor permit its use by a non-member for any purpose.
  • A member shall fully and honestly represent her/his qualifications at all times.

Adherence to these principles is the obligation of each member and any violation or misconduct that is detrimental to the best interests of the Organization shall be dealt with as provided in Article III, Section 5, of the bylaws.