Start your dream career and become a Certified Design Professional with QC’s professional courses.
With QC’s courses, you’ll receive:
- Professional and industry-leading content
- Full business training to prepare you for a new career
- An international certification when you complete your course
- Digital learning materials
- Access to professional design associations to help network and further develop your skills.
- One-on-one mentoring throughout your course from a professional designer
- 50% off all additional courses so you can continue mastering your skills
A Training Program for Every Designer
QC Design School’s online courses provide you with a classroom-like education from the comforts of your home. Life can be hectic, and that’s why online courses can be completed on your own time and at your own pace.
Design associations offer the opportunity to network and further develop your professional skills. Students and graduates of QC Design School have access to the following associations:
Decorators & Designers Association of Canada
A professional not-for-profit association representing home decorators, designers, and design-related businesses across Canada, the Decorator & Designers Association of Canada (DDA) provides industry-specific resources to its members. The DDA recognizes QC Design school as an approved educational institution. Canadian students and graduates of QC Design School’s interior decorating course are eligible to join DDA. For more information on their available membership types, please visit www.ddacanada.com.
Professional Organizers in Canada (POC)
This association provides members with support by providing access to tools, training, and resources to grow their own businesses. Students and graduates will enjoy monthly newsletters, discounted conferences, free local meetings, and access to business insurance. For more information on the available membership types, visit www.organizersincanada.com.
Canadian Association of Renovators and Home Stagers (CARAHS)
A non-profit organization that aims to unite home staging professionals and color consultants, and help them through education and networking. Benefits of membership include discounts, business resources, website listings, free workshops, and discounted courses. For more information on the available membership types, visit www.carahs.org.
Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)
The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) provides support to all professional real estate stagers in the United States and Canada. Members receive marketing assistance, peer-to-peer support, newsletters, and access to business resources. For more information on membership, visit www.realestatestagingassociation.com.
Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC)
The council was founded in 1931 with the goal of advancing the knowledge of color as it relates to art, science, and industry. Membership benefits include an ISCC news subscription, a discount on color research and application, reduced conference fees, voting rights and more.
Meet Your Tutors
QC’s tutors are successful design professionals, many of whom have completed a QC design course and have gone on to have successful careers in the industry. These experts are eager to share their professional insight and help you achieve your career goals as a home designer!
Award-winning interior design consultant Angie Chapman has always loved all aspects of interior design, decorating and architecture. Her home design expertise lies in bringing a dull room back to life, as well as working closely with her clients to create spaces that reflect their unique personalities.
Angie became a tutor with QC Design School in 2006 and loves seeing the passion that QC students have for design, as well as their progression through the course to the final project.
Amy Woolf has been helping homeowners find the perfect colors for their homes, both interior, and exterior, since 2006. She consults with commercial clients on everything from restaurants to retail shops to office buildings.
A four-year winner of the Houzz Service Award, great customer care is one of the foundations of her success. A commitment to excellence informs every project and client interaction. Amy brings that same dedication and enthusiasm to her students as a QC Tutor.
For Ivy Ellerby, the inspiration to pursue a design career started at a very young age. Her background in clinical and experimental psychology allows her to use feng shui to increase harmony and balance in her clients’ homes.
As a tutor at QC Design School, Ivy is passionate about supporting students who want a career in the home design industry.