California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
"Public Protection Through Examination and Certification"

1605 Grand Avenue, Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: 760 - 761-4734 / Fax: 760 - 761-4736
E-mail: CCIDC

CCIDC eNews ~ December 2007


Date: December 21st 2007

 

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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California

1605 Grand Avenue, Suite 4 San Marcos, CA 92078
Tel. 760-761-4734  Fax 760-761-4736  
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DECEMBER, 2007 - News for Certified Interior Designers


Season�s Greetings from the CCIDC Board!

We Wish Everyone a Very Happy Holiday
and a Prosperous New Year!

 


Special Announcement
Your CEU Registry is now online ~ It�s easy-to-use, and it�s free!
We�ve created a new way for you to report your CEU�s to CCIDC and keep your contact information current with us. No more $12.00 reporting fees to other organizations.

Create your own private CEU account with CCIDC. You will have your own login and password and can access your page 24/7. Your registry page will store and track your CEU�s, so you�ll never have to wonder how many CEU�s you�ve taken.

Register today for your free account! It will  only take a minute, and you can always enter your CEU�s later. The Registry will keep track of CEU�s you�ve taken from 1995-present. So if you want to enter them retroactively to keep them all in one place, you can now do so.

Did you know? If you are a member of design organization, you can report your CEU�s directly to them for no charge.



This holiday catch up on your CEU�s
CIDs are required to have 1.0 credit (10 hours) for every two years of Certification (equiv. to .5 credits = 5 hours each year). Catch up on your CEU requirement this holiday by taking some of these free or low cost courses - many are offered online.



New California Building Code will be effective January 1, 2008
New book entitled "California State-Specific Access Codes" should be useful to CIDs.
A
20% discount is available until January 6, 2008 by using the above link which is directly to the publisher. The publisher is releasing the book to their distributors on  January 7th which is why they can't offer the discount past that date.

From the International Code Council:
Experts debate future building safety and fire prevention codes
Building safety will be front and center when code officials, architects, engineers and other building industry professionals meet to debate more than 2,200 proposed changes to the International Codes. The 2008 International Code Council Codes Forum will convene in Palm Springs, California, February 18-March 1, 2008. Proposed code changes will be considered for inclusion into the 2009 International Codes. The Code Council updates the I-Codes every three years through a governmental consensus process. The hearings are open and inclusive, allowing input from anyone and everyone in a public setting.

Participating in the code development hearings is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to public safety, said International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland. The codes are used to guide construction so as to improve building safety and reduce risk in thousands of communities in all 50 states to safeguard the public and protect property.

All Codes Forum events are being held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. For more information on the 2008 International Code Council Codes Forum, the Wildland Urban Interface Institute, certification examinations for building officials and to register for these programs, please visit
www.iccsafe.org/codesforum , call 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4229 or e-mail jcanter@iccsafe.org . The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety and fire prevention, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Building safety codes used in most U.S. cities, counties and states that adopt construction safety codes are developed by the International Code Council.



Mark Your Calendar for January 26, 2008
CCIDC Board Meeting + Ethics CEU in Oakland, CA
Saturday January 26, 2008
10:00 am - 12:00 noon is the public portion of our meeting
1:00 p.m. - Our CEU on "Ethics & Conduct for Certified Interior Designers" is free.

Location
The Waterfront Plaza Hotel
Jack London Square
10 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Hotel Telephone 510-379-2650
Hotel Fax 510 839-7548
Toll Free: 800-729-3638
Web
www.waterfrontplaza.com

Schedule
9:00 a.m. -  Disciplinary proceedings  (Closed session)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon is the public portion of our meeting
12:00 noon - Break for lunch
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - �Ethics & Conduct for Certified Interior Designers� - Course 96002.
Credit: 0.2  Cost: Free
Note: Our CEU is approved by The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).
It is not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEU.



The Deadline to Register for the CCRE is Feb. 25, 2008
The next CCRE dates are:
April 19, 2008 and October 18, 2008 

The deadline to
register for the April exam is Feb. 25, 2008
The deadline to
register for the October exam is Sept. 2, 2008

The CCRE is one of our exam requirements to become a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California. The exam can be taken anytime, by anyone. There are no prerequisites requiring education or experience. Interior design students are encouraged to take the CCRE to start their Certification process early while they are still in school.
Download our FREE CCRE Study Guide today



The CID Pages has received over 32,500 visits this year.


What some designers say. . .

�My CID page has not been up for long, but I received a lead for a simple consulting job just four weeks ago.  It was a bulls-eye on my target market demographic, and was also a profitable project.

�This may not sound like a big return for a month or two of advertising, but the cost-effectiveness of the CID pages has already beat my previous yellow pages ad, in a big way.

�I hope to receive more well-qualified clients from the CID pages this year, but the truth is, my listing has already paid for itself!�

  
- - Deborah Ogden, CID 6085




�I think the page is working well. I have received several calls from the listing and many are viable jobs.  I think it is a great service!�

  
- - Mimi Searfoss, CID 5790




�It is great to have a web presence and a site to send clients. Great to be listed in a google search linked to CCIDC.�

   - -
Beth Schnierow, CID 4411

Why not join these designers and others to create your own listing today. It�s tax-deductible if you
subscribe by December 31, 2007.

Still not sure?
View The CID Pages to see what you�re missing!  More information on pricing, etc.





Year-end savings tip! If you have received a renewal invoice this year, remember to pay before December 31, 2007 to claim the proper tax deduction. Always check with your tax professional first, and note CCIDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

If you haven't received a renewal notice this year, you can still renew ahead of time and get full credit even if you haven't completed your CEU's yet. Your CEU's can be completed later and sent to us
electronically. Certification renewal: www.ccidc.org/renewal.html

Free Subscription to Western Interiors
CIDs who renew their Certification in 2008 will receive a free, one-year subscription to
Western Interiors magazine. We are inserting the "free subscription� form with every I.D. card we mail out.



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