For general questions and comments, please send email to:
- Executive Director or
- Executive Administrator
or call the CCIDC office at (760) 761-4734.
Background on The California Council for Interior Design Certification
CCIDC was established in January 1992 as the organization responsible for administering the requirements of the Certified
Interior Designers Law under Chapter 3.9, Section 5800 of the California Business and Professions Code.
After several years of legislative efforts by interior design groups and by the California
Legislative Coalition for Interior Design a new law went into effect on January 1, 1991 outlining the parameters and responsibilities of work that an interior designer can perform. Along with these
guidelines the listing of "Certified Interior Designer" was added to the California Business and Professions code, providing an official designation for interior designers who meet the
education, experience and examination requirements as outlined by the California Council for Interior Design Certification.
- Under the Certified Interior Designers Law, Certified Interior Designers are qualified by the CCIDC upon evidence of a
combination of interior design education and/or experience and passage of a designated examination.
- Only the CCIDC can determine eligibility to be a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California.
Designers who meet the education, experience and examination criteria of the CCIDC Board are allowed to use the "Certified Interior Designer" title and are recognized in the State of California.
- Upon qualification, the Certified Interior Designer will be identified by an individual number which will appear on a
certificate, a stamp with which to identify interior design nonstructural and non-seismic drawings and documents, and an identification card.
- Certified Interior Designers, as mandated by the State of California, have met high standards of qualification and have
agreed to uphold a strict code of ethics and conduct.