The State Interior Design Registry provides an avenue for the consumer to identify the qualifications of a certified interior designer. Registered designers have documented, verified, diversified Experience, accredited Education, CIDA, and a successful completion of a national qualifying Examination, NCIDQ. The examination addresses current building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, ethics, and protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare.
Under IC25-1-5.5, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) shall maintain an electronic registry of all interior designers who apply electronically for registration through the website and meet the registration requirements under IC-25-20.7-3 and swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that all representations and information provided to IPLA are true and pay the required registration fee.
HOW TO GET CERTIFIED
An interior designer must qualify to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and pay an annual fee to become and remain actively NCIDQ certified. NCIDQ certification establishes “global standards of competence for health, safety and welfare in the interior design profession” to help elevate the profession.
There are several routes an Interior Designer can take to qualify for the NCIDQ exam, but all require either a Bachelor or Associate degree from a CIDA-accredited interior design program. In addition, applicants with a Bachelor degree must complete 3,520 hours of qualified work experience and applicants with an Associate degree must complete 5,280 hours of qualified work experience under a person who holds an active NCIDQ certificate.
Once a person obtains NCIDQ certification, they can voluntarily become a Registered Interior Designer (RID) in the state of Indiana. Architects who hold an Indiana Architect license number can also become Registered.
Active Registration allows one to use the RID appellation to identify themselves as Interior Designers who have the education, experience, and credentials to create spaces that are safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing.
To apply for Interior Design Registration, visit the Indiana Interior Design Registry.
RID RENEWAL PROCESS
TO MAINTAIN RID STATUS:
RID’s must complete 12 continuing education units (CEU’s) every two years.
To renew an Interior Design Registration, visit the Indiana Interior Design Registry.