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A)  Completion of a certificate or diploma program from a recognized educational institution.  For a list of recognized
      institutions, click anywhere on this sentence
. Please include a copy of your certificate or diploma. 

      - or -

B)  Completion of some courses in the area of decorating or design and a minimum of 5 years’ work experience in the
      industry. Submission of a minimum 3 page pressentation with at least 3 projects profiled (preferably digital) + two
      letters of reference from clients are required for review by DDA. 

      - or -

C)  A minimum of 10 years’ work experience in the design/decorating field, with the submission of a minimum 3 page
      presentation with at least 3 projects profiled (preferably digital) + two letters of reference from clients for review by

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1)  Pictures of each project, including “before” shots if available

2)  A description of the project’s scope and budget

3)  An outline of the client’s requirements and how you were able to meet them

4)  An outline of suppliers and products used


*Please note: This portfolio is necessary only if you are persuing options B and C above. Option A simply requires a copy of your certificate from one of our recognized institutions.

  • Digital portfolios should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or as a direct reply to your DDA purchase receipt.
  • We regret that submitted materials cannot be returned. Please do not send original portfolios or certificates. 
  • Portfolios will not be reviewed until full membership payment is received.
  • If your application is rejected, your entire membership purchase, minus the processing fee and related taxes will be refunded to you.
  • Once approved, memberships dues and processing fees are non-refundable.