Interior Design regulation at the state level, supported by IIDA, not only establishes and maintains professional standards for the health, safety, and welfare of the general public but also serves as a form of advocacy for the interior design profession. This advocacy is achieved through efforts such as raising the visibility of IIDA members, educating public officials about the value of interior design, and fostering greater awareness and understanding of the impactful work done by interior designers in our communities. These initiatives aim to elevate the status and recognition of the interior design profession as a whole.
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Begin with NCIDQ Certification, the industry’s recognized standard of proficiency in interior design principles and the designer’s commitment to the profession. IIDA Ohio Kentucky supports interior designers in pursuing NCIDQ certification. Click here to learn more about our Professional Development resources.
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What does an Interior Designer Do?
In short, Interior design encompasses the analysis, planning, design, documentation, and management of interior non-structural/non-seismic construction and alteration projects in compliance with applicable building design and construction, fire, life-safety, and energy codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines for the purpose of obtaining a building permit, as allowed by law. Qualified by means of education, experience, and examination, interior designers have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect consumers and occupants through the design of code-compliant, accessible, and inclusive interior environments that address well-being, while considering the complex physical, mental, and emotional needs of people. (CIDQ)