Local jurisdictions recognize that interior design affects the health and safety of the general public, and as a result they regulate the title or practice of interior design.

IIDA firmly believes that legal recognition, achieved through licensing, registration or certification encourages excellence in the Interior Design Industry.

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Terms & definitions

MARYLAND 

Type of Act: Title Act (1991)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 10 hours per biennium
State Board:  P: (410) 230-6261 | website
Legislative Coalition: Maryland Coalition of Interior Designers (MDCID)
Design Regulations: website
State Legislature: General Assembly of Maryland

VIRGINIA

Type of Act: Title Act (1990)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 16 hours per biennium
State Board:  P: (804) 367-8512 | website
Legislative Coalition: Council for Certified Virginia Interior Designers (CCVID)
Design Regulations: website
State Legislature: Virginia General Assembly

WASHINGTON DC

Type of Act: Title/Practice Act (1986)
Title: Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 5 hours per biennium
State Board: P: (202) 442-4320 | website
Design Regulations: website
State Legislature: Council of the District of Columbia

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Looking to get involved on a deeper level? Reach out to Heather Flannery, IIDA MAC Vice President of Advocacy