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.

Proposed Legislation by Virginia’s Governor McDonnell to decertify Interior Design
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Type of Act: Title Act (1990)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: None
State Board:
Virginia APELSCIDLA Board
3600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230-4917
P: (804) 367-8512
Legislative Coalition:
Council for Certifited Virginia Interior Designers (CCVID)

Type of Act: Title/Practice Act (1986)
Title: Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 5 hours per biennium
State Board:
DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
C/O DC Board of Architecture and Interior Design
441 4th Street NW, Suite 530 South
Washington, DC 20001
P: (202) 727-1372
Legislative Coalition:
DC Coalition for Interior Designers

Type of Act: Title Act (1991)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 10 hour per biennium
State Board:
Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation
Board of Certified Interior Designers
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308
Baltimore, MD 21202
P: (410) 230-6322
Legislative Coalition:
Maryland Coalition of Interior Designers (MDCID)

The MDCID Board would like to encourage qualified interior designers across the state to Get Certified!  We are working on our sunset and want to prove that we value our right to be certified.  This is your chance to show the public you are a qualified professional, to show other professionals you are trained, and to show our legislators that YOU are a voice to be heard.  Help us increase the awareness of our profession – become Certified NOW!

If you are already Certified, partner with someone who isn’t and help them Get Certified!  Now is a great time to become Certified with the state – it is good for marketing, good for business, and good for our legislative goals.  In essence it is good for the entire profession! If you have already passed the NCIDQ, then you are well on your way – just follow the directions below to get your application started!

The steps are easy and the reward is great!  Get Certified!   Once you are Certified, please post on MDCID’s linkedin or facebook pages ( http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2988982 <http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2988982>   or http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=167806361335 <http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=167806361335>  ), letting us know your name and certification #. MDCID Get Certified!.jpg