Window Treatment Certification Course
New Course Begins JANUARY 25, 2023 
$675 plus applicable taxes. 

Are you ready for a career change or do you want to grow your interior design business? Our Window Treatment Certification Course prepares you for unlimited success in the window coverings niche as a Certified Window Treatment Specialist! 

Consisting of 12 weekly 1.5 hour live webinar sessions, exercises and hands-on projects, plus a 1 hour weekly mentoring session the certification course offers you real time tools, advice, and inspiration all meant to help you master the intricate custom window covering niche.

We’ll cover everything you need to know to succeed, from the elements that make up the vocabulary of custom window treatment design including calculating yardages, drapery hardware and drapery weights, to what fabrics and linings each works best plus pattern placement.

We’ll focus on all the challenging aspects of designing window fashions including offset pairs and multiple draws, ripplefolds, comparable fullness, using a proportion wheel and much more. Finally, we’ll inspire you to flex your design muscle with a in-depth examination of the secrets of impeccably tailored treatments. All to set you up to become a Certified Window Treatment Specialis

What You’ll Learn:      

  • Master the complex art and math of custom window coverings to build a better bottom line.
  • Apply the elements and principles of design to create window treatments that solve design dilemmas
  • Learn fundamentals of specifying window fashions including calculating yardages, figuring fullness.
  • Employ advanced specifying techniques to set you apart from the competition
  • Gain knowledge of constructions, structures, and fine points of couture techniques; where they are appropriate and their applications.
  • Build a one-of-a kind couture portfolio of inspired techniques, processes and creative window treatment stylings
  • Apply design strategies to create couture window treatments
  • Identify color schemes and their relationship to window treatments
  • Differentiate between constructions, fibers, finishes of home furnishings fabrics.
  • Interpret the client’s functional, decorative and budgetary needs for window treatments to identify problems and solutions to the client.
  • Prepare a design notebook, portfolio and mood boards
  • Communicate with members of your team and your client through sketching, photography and visualization.
  • Examine fee structures and pricing strategies and choose one that’s best suited for you.

What You’ll Get

  • 12 weekly sessions That’s more than 18 hours of in-depth content highlighting core foundations and advanced skill sets for window covering pros.
  • 12 one hour mentoring sessions featuring an interactive discussion on a weekly topic. It’s a real time tool, offering you advice and inspiration.
  • Presentations and Manuals delivered through visual aids, with over 1000 slides highlight the core foundations needed to complete any design project.
  • Individual session executive summary to take notes during session.
  • Materials, handouts, Collateral materials, white papers, and worksheets to jumpstart your certification journey.
  • Exercises to test your design skills and interactive projects designed so when finished you will have ready-to-go materials- portfolio, mood boards, forms, etc.
  • Desktop Textile Reference Guide and swatch kit
  • Access to all 12 session recordings. Webinar recordings are available during the course and for 30 days after to review at your own pace.
  • Review session and guide
  • Complimentary access to on demand webinar library filled with rich window treatment design content and current topics like wellness, best practices and post pandemic trends.  
  • Certification Test and Certificate of Completion
  • Press release
  • Use of certification appellation and badge to be used on all marketing materials

Certification Course SESSION & TOPIC Syllabus

Session 1
  • The Industry Hierarchy: How it Works                                                          
  • The Short List for Sourcing
  • The Anatomy of the Window                                 
  • Speak  the Language- Window Covering Glossary
Session 2
  • Understanding Drapery Hardware                     
  • Measuring for Success:  Hard and Soft Treatments
Session 3
  • Elements & Principles of Design on the Window                                                                  
  • Color in Window Treatments
Session 4
  • Textiles                                                                   
  • Fabric and Linings                                              
  • Selecting the Appropriate Fabric
Session 5
  • Planning Soft Custom Treatments                                                                    
  • Guidelines and Rules of Thumb
Session 6
  • The Art and Science of Pattern at the Window
Session 7
  • Advanced Skills- Specialty Window Options
Session 8
  • Advanced Skills- It’s All in the Details
Session 9
  • Designer’s Guide to Installation
Session 10
  • Connecting and Communicating with the Client
Session 11
  • Crafting Powerful Presentations
Session 12
  • Best Practices for Window Covering Pros

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Enhance your education and career when you enrol in one of our certificate courses today!

Under the ASPIRE program, IDRC is offering several certification courses: Introductory to Interior Design & Decorating and Classical Feng Shui Practitioner Courses.  All courses qualify for credits toward free IDRC membership that is a great way to taste a field of your passion and fast-track to a future career with internet-driven costs.

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Intro to Interior Design Course

This program is part of Full Diploma program and consists of 4 modules which covers the context of Interior Design, History, Fundamentals and Colour.  Please View Outlines

Flexible Program is self-paced and can be completed over the period of up to 6 months. Upon completion of Intro Course students will receive IDRC certificate. 

Enroll in the Interior Design and Decor program  Aspire and get a complimentary IDRC Membership

Earn an Internationally Recognized Diploma

Students who successfully complete all 12 Modules will be awarded an internationally recognized Diploma from the Professional Design Institute

Students who complete the Introductory Course will be awarded a certificate from the Interior Decor Resources Canada