Certified Interior Designer

Certified Interior Designer means a person certified to use the title "certified interior designer" after having met the requirements for certification.

How to apply

  • Application fee: $50.00
  • License fee: $70.00
  • Criminal records check: $21.00
  • Annual (1 year)

General Requirements for all applicants

Requirements for Original Certification

EDUCATION - Applicant must meet education/experience requirements as set forth in Board Rules Chapter 14.

EXAMINATION - Each applicant must provide to the Board proof of passing the examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

Requirements for Applicants Licensed in Another State

All applications and forms required of original certification (above) AND

Verification of Certification from another state in which applicant is licensed or certified as an interior designer.

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Renewal fees and information

  • Annual renewal fee is $70.00.
  • Late fee of $50.00 is assessed if license is renewed after the expire date.
  • This certification renews annually on June 30 of each odd year.
  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed after June 30.
  • A person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license expiration date is subject to all requirements governing new applicants and is required to reapply with original license application, documentation and fees.
  • The Board may, at its discretion, waive the examination requirement for applicants applying for reinstatement within two years of the license expiration date.
  • Renewal reminders are emailed to the email address on file at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date. It is the licensee's responsibility to keep the Board informed of current contact information and to see that the license is renewed absent the renewal application. Reminder includes licensee’s access code which, along with license number, is required for online renewal.
  • Renewal may be filed online (see below)
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  • Fill out the online renewal application and submit.

    The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.


Last Updated: May 29, 2018