FAQ

How do I find a color consultant in my area?

You can locate qualified IACC-NA-accredited color designers through our Find A Consultant service.

How do I become a member?

You must complete Seminar One to qualify for entry-level (Provisional) membership with the IACC-NA. You have three years to complete the full seminar series, the homework assignments and the oral exam, after which you are qualified as an Associate member of the IACC-NA. An extension of the three-year period may be granted by the President of the IACC. We encourage you to review the benefits and guidelines of membership, complete Seminar One, and then fill out the online application. If you have additional questions, please send an email to membership@iaccna.com.

What is the cost to become a member of the IACC-NA?

Membership is $150 per year.

Where and when are the IACC seminars held?

The IACC seminars are offered yearly in the spring and fall, in San Diego, California. Seminar One, offered in both the spring and fall sessions, is the prerequisite to all subsequent seminars and must be taken first. Seminars Two, Three and Four do not have to be taken in order and are offered in rotation, one during each session. For further seminar information and registration forms contact: Art Bemis Phone: 802-774-1016; Cell: 802-342-3304 or Lindsay Bemis Thivierge Email: lindsaythivierge@hotmail.com

Are the seminars offered online or elsewhere?

IACC seminars are not offered online or elsewhere in the United States.

How long does it take to complete the program?

The complete seminar series could be completed in as little as one year, although participants have up to three years to complete the program.

What is the cost of the seminars?

The cost of each session varies. Details will be provided when you call or email the seminar coordinators at danielle_mahnke@hotmail.com

How do I find out about more the seminars?

Seminar descriptions can be found on the Education tab; for further information, please refer to the Contact section on the About tab.

Can Seminar attendance be submitted for Continuing Education Units?

IACC Seminars have been successfully submitted in the past for Continuing Education Units, though the courses are not officially registered by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council or the American Institute of Architects. Students must self-report and individually contact their Member Associations or State licensing/ certification boards with each course name and follow procedures to obtain continuing education units. A self-reporting submission form is available from your member association.

What is the difference between the IACC and the IACC-NA?

IACC is the international parent organization, the International Association of Color Consultants/Designers. It is an organization of color professionals specially trained in the functional application of color and the human response. IACC-NA is the North American (NA) chapter of the IACC. We are a not-for-profit organization comprised of IACC-educated color consultants and designers.