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 ~ April 2010

Date: April 26th 2010

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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
CCIDC Web site

April, 2010
News for Certified Interior Designers

IDEX California® Presentations to Schools
CCIDC has been presenting information to students on the Certification process and the path to achieving the legally-recognized professional title �Certified Interior Designer.�

a way for students to recognize schools who have received IDEX information and presentations, we have added the IDEX logo next to a school�s name. If you would like to schedule a free Powerpoint presentation for your school, please email us.

August 1, 2010 deadeline to register for IDEX

August 1 is the October IDEX deadline
If you want to take the October, 2010 IDEX exam, be sure to register by August 1st

Taking IDEX?
Download CCIDC�s free IDEX California study guide for the exam schedule, rules, release of results, exam format, content and sample questions.

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May 15, 2010 CCIDC annual board meeting

Join us for our Annual Board Meeting + Color CEU in San Francisco

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Tel: 1-415-433-6600  Fax: 1-415-765-7891

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
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Color Trends for 2010 through 2012, plus Psychology of Color

Zara Stender, CID #6025

Part One Trends and the Function of Color.  Zara Stender tracks national
and international color trends and forecasts as a leader in Color Marketing Group, one of the foremost authorities on the impact of color. Stender will explain how color trends evolve, and discuss direction in color for fashion, durable goods, the built environment, and why successful color must follow function.
Part Two
Psychology of Color Do people really spend more money when they are surrounded by red and purple? Color is a powerful, often misunderstood tool. It has biological and physiological influence on mood, energy, appetite, pain perception, hot and cold sensation, taste, I.Q. scores, and, yes, buying decisions. Explore the biological and psychological impact of color.

Register for CEU online / $30.00 by Thursday, May. 13, 2010.
After May 13th, pay $40 at the door
CEU credit 2 hours CCIDC; 2.0 LU HSW; .2 CEU HSW

It is not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEU.
Your CEU fee is tax-deductible. CCIDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Open to interior design professionals, students and the general public.

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Professional Organization News

IDEC and ASID letters regarding the CCIDC board
As some of you may, or may not be aware, CCIDC recently received letters from both IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) and ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). Both letters were in regards to their respective organizations seats on the CCIDC board of directors. Continued on

bad Chinese drywall

Consumer News

U.S. Calls for Homes With Chinese Drywall to Be Gutted
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received about 3,082 reports from residents in 37 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their homes are related to problem drywall. State and local authorities have also received similar reports. Based on scientific study of the problem to date, HUD and CPSC recommend consumers remove all possible problem drywall from their homes, and replace electrical components and wiring, gas service piping, fire suppression sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Continued on

Today's Home articles by CIDs

New Articles by CIDs

Certified Interior Designers write timely tips for home owners in Today�s Home.
Check out the latest articles at

Upcoming educational events

Upcoming Educational Events

May 1, 2010
The Power of Color�
San Francisco, CA
$10 FEE -  Learn the insights into working with color, including using color indexes, picking colors for any space, and understanding the latest trends in color.  This is a public program by UC Berkeley/Ext.  Continued on

May 7 -8, 2010
7th Annual AltBuild Expo
Friday & Saturday, May 7th & 8th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Over 100 exhibitors; speakers and more!
2010 Speaker Topics:
-Developers Go Green
-Take the LEED: The New Landscape & Irrigation Standards in Santa Monica
-CalGreen: What Does It Mean?
-Financial Rebates and Agency Incentives for Green Building
-AIA Alternative Buildings I Beyond Prefab: Containers, Dirt & Other Affordable Green Construction Strategies
-Legal Issues with Green Building
-Green Retrofitting & Remodeling
-AIA: A Focus on Performance, Instead of Points
-Effectively Selling Green Homes
-Green Building Counsel � LA Chapter Panel
-Sustainable Remodeling & Adaptive ReUse
-Integrating the Whole System � The practice of Living System and Regenerative Design
-Making the Dollars Work � Practical Financial Analysis for Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
-The Facts about Cisterns, Graywater and Drip Irrigation for Home Gardens

May 15, 2010
�Color Trends for 2010 through 2012, plus Psychology of Color�
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Register for CEU online / $30.00 by Thursday, May. 13, 2010.
After May 13th, pay $40 at the door


CalGreen, the greenest building codes in the nation

State commission adopts stringent new standards
Newly constructed hospitals, schools, shopping malls and homes in California will be some of the greenest in the world, after a state commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the most stringent, environmentally friendly building code standards of any state in the nation. Continued on

Title-24 Energy Code - Summary of new changes

Changes to the residential standards:
The new Title-24 residential lighting requirements divide the home into three distinct zones that are treated very differently. The first zone is the kitchen.

The second zone includes all the bathrooms, garages, laundry rooms, and utility rooms which must have either high efficacy fixtures or they must have vacancy sensors installed that control the low efficacy fixtures.

The third zone includes all the hallways, dining rooms, family rooms, home office, and bedrooms. . . Read entire article on the CCIDC Website

Tutorial explaining the Title-24 kitchen lighting requirements; a Title-24 Residential Lighting Guide; and a summary of the Title-24 residential lighting requirements:

CCIDC wet stamp accepted by California  Building Departments

Marketing tools for Certified Interior Designers

ABC Brochure - �Answers & Basics for Consumers� is available to print online or you may request 10 printed copies "free of charge� by sending an E-mail or checking the box at the bottom of your certification renewal notice.

Subscribe to the Certified Interior Designer Pages
Help a Client Find YOU for Their Next Project! Put your photos and web site on the CCIDC site! FAQ:

Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Certified Interior Designer

Hiring an Interior Designer? Make sure they�re Certified!

The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring an Interior Designer

The Difference Between a Decorator and an Interior Designer

A CID's Code of Ethics and Conduct

Add �n track your CEU�s  - It�s easy, fun and it�s free!

Here�s a great way for you to report your CEU�s (and your Change of Address) to CCIDC.
No more $12.00 reporting fees to other organizations!.

Create your own CEU Registry. You provide a login name and password, then you can access your account 24/7.  Your account keeps all your CEU courses in one place, so you�ll never have to wonder how many you�ve taken.

Register today for your free account! It takes one minute, and you can enter your CEUs later. You can even enter CEUs that you�ve taken since 1995.
CEU registry for Certified Interior Designers

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