LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you should be able to: • Define history and principles of the interior design profession • Identify the steps making up the design process • Comprehend the use of various mediums in interior design • Identify various technical issues that the interior designer must consider • Comprehend project management and the business of interior design • Comprehend entrepreneurship and opportunity • Identify the steps for developing a business plan and marketing strategy • Identify methods for managing costs and forming a financing strategy • Comprehend commercial law and the importance of contracts • Identify strategies for growing your business and eventually selling it DESCRIPTION: This user-friendly interior design course is designed specifically for any individual who wants to start and operate their own interior design company.This course is available on a user-friendly platform so that you can access every resource at your disposal with ease. Interior decorating and design affects almost every one of us in some way or the other. So, as a professional interior decorator and designer, you can help people realize and apply their vision effectively. Therefore, to help you become a professional in this line of work, this program, will teach you: • The fundamental principles of interior decorating and design • The steps that make up the design process • About the different types of mediums in interior design • How to become a successful entrepreneur • How to develop a business plan along with an effective marketing strategy This interior design course will also teach you the necessary steps of starting your own business and eventually becoming a successful entrepreneur. Through the course, you’ll work on your business plan, editing it as you learn more. You’ll create a comprehensive overview of your plan with various elements included in them. Also, the inclusion of several multimedia presentations will provide you with a different approach to your learning experience. CERTIFICATION: The Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) National Certification exam designation will demonstrate that as an Interior Decorator, designees have made the commitment to their clients to become educated on the most updated skills necessary to focus on the aesthetics of a space, while improving the visual and functional living spaces in design projects. Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) careers involve creatively planning living and business spaces for individuals and businesses. Employers, including interior design firms and clients who hire Interior Decorators, increasingly expect candidates to have some formal education and training. Certified Interior Decorating Specialist (CIDS) are typically hired by small and large firms or work as independent contractors. NCCB does not require any practicums, internships, or experience in your specific field. Our goal is to be the initial entry-level certification organization to validate your education. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.