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.

VIRGINIA
Type of Act: Title Act (1990)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 16 hours per biennium
State Board:
Virginia APELSCIDLA Board
3600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230-4917
P: (804) 367-8512
website
Legislative Coalition:
Council for Certified Virginia Interior Designers (CCVID)
Design Regulations:
website

 

WASHINGTON DC
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
1100 4th Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
P: (202) 442-4320
website
Design Regulations:
website

 

MARYLAND 
Type of Act: Title Act (1991)
Title: Certified Interior Designer
Continuing Education for Renewal: 10 hours 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) 230-6261
website
Legislative Coalition:
Maryland Coalition of Interior Designers (MDCID)
Design Regulations:
website