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 E-mail
Season�s Greetings from the CCIDC Board and Staff!
Robert E. Wright, Zara Stender, Susan Hauser Ellis, Richard Galitz, Joanne Stage, Chris Coldoff, Michelle Eaton, John Searles,
Marie Kimble Cooley, Deborah Ogden, David Wagner, Doug Stead, Roze Wiebe
Happy 20th Anniversary for Certification and CCIDC On January 1, 1991 Senate Bill 153, introduced by Senator William Craven, became law thus creating Section 5800 of the California Business
& Professions Code and "certification" for interior designers in this state. During this time over 6,500 people have applied and as of this writing 4,976 have become certified. There are many more
waiting in the wings either to obtain the IDEX California examination (next exam window March 2011) or their work experience.
inception of the first private nonprofit certification board in California, namely CCIDC, there have been many more created by the legislature, the latest of which is the Massage Therapy Board. It appears CCIDC
started a trend for regulatory boards in California that the legislature deems do not require to be under the direct supervision of the state or the Department of Consumer Affairs. This prevents the board from
becoming a burden on the taxpayer as all private nonprofit boards are supported by their respective professions and the certification fees they pay.
The board, like all private nonprofit boards, is held
accountable by the California legislature through the Sunset Review process. CCIDC is slated for Sunset Review in 2012 where it will be required to respond to a lengthy questionnaire on its operations and activities
from the Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee (JLSRC), as well as attending a public hearing in the state Capitol whereby the JLSRC can direct questions to the CCIDC staff and board members. These hearings are
open to the public.
CCIDC looks forward to another 20 years as the certification board for interior designers in California and serving the needs of "Certified Interior Designers" in this
state, as well as continuing to outreach to the general public and interior design students through the interior design schools and programs. It is anticipated that many more private nonprofit boards will be created
in the future after the CCIDC model, perhaps not only in California, but in other states as well, that will help to strengthen this concept for the future.
CALGreen becomes Effective Jan. 1, 2011 What will CIDs need to know?
Approximately the first 25% of the code is "mandatory", the rest is "voluntary". Out of the "mandatory" section
if any at all, will affect interior designers. Designers will have to know some of it, especially about water-saving devices and fixtures, but after this code goes into affect, designers won't be able to specify, purchase, or have a plumber install any of these devices or fixtures that are not compliant.
There are also some "R"-value standards affecting interior partitions on nonresidential buildings. Another area will be paint and finishes and the issue of VOCs, but this has been in existence for
quite a while now, so there shouldn't be too many surprises there.
Again, most of this will be covered by standard notes on the interior design drawings. The bulk of
this code (about 95% of it) will affect architects and mechanical & electrical engineers, not interior designers.
There are many "reserved" sections in CAL Green under items not yet developed, so expect this code to greatly expand in the future.
CAL Green Comes to Los Angeles An Interview with Osama Youman Excerpts fromGreen Technology Magazine
�The City of Los Angeles, at approximately 4 million
people, has a population greater than the four next largest California cities combined. No other city faces the challenges of implementing an entirely new building code like CALGreen on such a scale. Editor-at-Large
Bob Graves met recently with Osama Younan, chief of the Green Building and Mechanical Engineering Section, Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, to learn how the City's planning and preparations for
CALGreen are proceeding in advance of its January 1st, 2011 start date.
�How has the City of Los Angeles been preparing for the implementation of CALGreen? The Los Angeles Department of Building and
Safety has participated in the development of the CALGreen code and continues to work with the State of California in their effort to create guidelines. The Department has been working hard to come up with necessary
materials, procedures and training for the implementation of this new code . The City is on track to implement CALGreen so that it works within our existing permitting system and we are able to maintain a high level
of customer service.�
2010 Appliance Efficiency Regulations Become Effective January 1, 2011 Learn about the new appliance regulations from the California Energy Commission. California's Appliance Efficiency Regulations were established in 1976 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California's energy consumption. The regulations are updated periodically to allow consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and methods. These regulations were adopted by the Energy Commission on November 18, 2009.
Coming in 2012 - - New ADA Standards There are new ADA standards on the horizon for 2012 which will affect all designers, as well as architects and engineers. They look a lot like Title 24
with still a lot of exceptions. They can be viewed in detail at the Access Board .gov web site
These standards, as adopted by
the Department of Justice (DOJ) in September 2010, will take effect March 15, 2012 and replace DOJ�s original ADA standards. DOJ is allowing immediate use of the 2010 standards as an alternative to the
original 1991 standards. DOJ�s standards apply to facilities covered by the ADA, including places of public accommodation, commercial facilities, and state and local government facilities.
standards will definitely affect all of the national interior design examinations and possibly the IDEX California certification examination.
Santa vs. Modern Architecture
Employment Opportunities - These faculty positions are still open.
CID Wanted for Interior Design Instructor, Ca�ada College Redwood City, CA Teach classes from the regular Interior Design/Architecture Department curriculum; update and develop new curriculum with an emphasis on Green/Sustainable
Design. Job details here.
CID Wanted for Assistant/Associate Professor, Interior Design CSULB Cal State University Long Beach (CSULB) has a full-time
tenure track position available for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Interior Designer. Job details here.
New CCIDC policy on payment acceptance CCIDC has always taken the highest precautions to keep your credit card and check information safe. In compliance with the newest security
standards, we will no longer accept telephone or fax payments.
All of the above events are good for CEU credit with CCIDC.
This holiday catch up on your CEUs 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.
IDEX - 2011 Deadlines to Register for our Certification exam
The IDEXPrep eGuide is a resource for just about everything you�ll need to help you study for the IDEX exam. www.idexprep.com/eguide.html $72.00 - Get 21% off now with discount code: idx2011 (offer good now through Feb.28, 2011)
California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Resource Manual
This illustrated manual is a useful resource to help you study for the IDEX California exam. www.clcid.org/codemanual.html $109.00 plus tax and shipping
The ORIGINAL IDEX California Prep Class A concise, 8-hour class that focuses on the exam contents. Included are over 80 pages of handout information. Class Schedule 2011 $296 �Early Bird� / $326 Regular Register here
IDEX Essentials: The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam provides a thorough review of each of the IDEX California exam's three domains. http://ppi2pass.com/IDEX $109.95 plus handling, tax and shipping
CCIDC does not receive any compensation from the third parties listed above
Save the Date for our January Board Meeting + CEU Our board meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 in the Los Angeles area (near the Burbank airport). The location of our board meeting is
at the Hilton Los Angeles North-Glendale, 100 West Glenoaks Blvd.,
Glendale, CA 91202.
Board Meeting Schedule 9:00 am -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 Denise Turner�s CEU presentation It is not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEUs.
Credit 2 hours CCIDC; 2.0 LU HSW; .2 CEU HSW Your CEU fee is tax-deductible. CCIDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
These seminars are open to interior design professionals and students as well as the general public.
Add �n track your CEUs - It�s easy, fun and it�s free!
Here�s a great way for you to report your CEUs (and your Change of Address) to CCIDC.
No more $12.00 reporting fees to other organizations!.
Create your own private CEU Registry. You provide a login name and password, then you can
access your account 24/7 (see sample view below). Your account keeps all your CEU courses in one place, so you�ll never have to wonder how many you�ve taken.
Year-end savings tips and tax deductions! If you have received a renewal invoice this year, remember to pay before December 31, 2010 to
get your full 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 early and get full credit even if you haven't completed your CEUs yet. Your CEUs can be completed later and sent to us electronically. Certification renewal online is at www.ccidc.org/renewal.html or you can mail a
check (postmarked by December 31st) to CCIDC, 1605 Grand Avenue, Suite 4 San Marcos, CA 92078
Need more tax deductions? The Certified Interior Designer Pages have been viewed over 168,657 times! This is a great opportunity for you to jump start your business for the New Year and attract new
clients. Get your CID Page for 12 months or renew your listing for a full 18 months - both just $100.00. Sign up or extend your CID Page to take advantage of your year-end advertising tax-deduction!
Not sure? See what other CIDs listings look like.