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 ~ January 2011

Date: January 13th 2011

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1991-2011 ~ Celebrating 20 years of Service

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

January, 2011
News for Certified Interior Designers

Happy New Year!




Saturday, January 22nd is our Board Meeting + CEU in Los Angeles!
Please join us at 10 a.m. for our board meeting and at 1:30 p.m. for our CEU (schedule below).

Hilton Los Angeles North-Glendale
100 West Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202. 

Two CEU presentations
Denise Turner, CID, color forecaster and author will present:

I. Black Belt Business Tactics .1CEU
Recession Proof for Your Interior Design Business - - If the current economy has knocked the wind out of our businesses. that doesn�s mean you have to give up the fight. This seminar will give you tips and techniques, to slay this economic dragon and win.

II.Colors Unveiled .1CEU
What your favorite color says about hue. - - Everyone has a favorite color and a color they dislike.
But do you know why? This seminar will demystify color�s hidden meaning and help you quickly gain insight to your client�s personality, saving you valuable time and money. 

$30 - Register by Thursday, January 20 or pay $40 at the door.

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 CEU.

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.

CCIDC board meetings and CEU presentations are open to interior design professionals, students and the general public.

Legislative Update
SB 294 was chaptered into law on September 30, 2010. This bill amended Section 5810 to extend the Certified Interior Designer law until January 1, 2014. CCIDC Legislative History (.pdf)


2011 Deadlines to Register for IDEX California

March 1, 2011 is the deadline to register for the May IDEX and apply for certification
Spring IDEX is given May 1-31, 2011
Designers must register by midnight March 1, 2011.

August 1, 2011 is the deadline to
register for the October IDEX and apply for certification
Fall IDEX is given October 1-31, 2011
Designers must register by midnight August 1, 2011.

Study for IDEX
(through third parties)

The IDEXPrep eGuide is a resource for just about everything you�ll need to help you study for the IDEX exam.
$72.00 - Get 21% off now with discount code: idx2011 (offer good now through Feb.28, 2011)

IDEX Reference Books
This Amazon affiliate is for new & used IDEX reference books

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.
$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.
$109.95 plus handling, tax and shipping
Save 10% - Use Promo Code IDEX3. Discount good through 10/31/11.

CCIDC does not receive any compensation from the third parties listed above

Worth Repeating
The following items were published in last month�s eNews.
Below are excerpts from those posts.

20th Anniversary for Certification
On January 1, 1991 Senate Bill 153,  became law creating Section 5800 of the California Business & Professions Code and "certification" for interior designers.

Since 1991 there have been over 6,500 applicants and approximately 4,976 have become certified with more currently waiting to take the IDEX California examination in
March 2011
CCIDC is a private nonprofit board that is held accountable by the California legislature through the Sunset Review process by the Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee (JLSRC).
CCIDC looks forward to another 20 years serving the needs of "Certified Interior Designers" and the general public. 


What will CIDs need to know about CAL Green?

CALGreen became effective as of January 1, 2011 .
Very little will affect interior designers. That said, interior designers will still need to know some of the code.

Be aware of:
* Changes in plumbing fixtures and water-saving devices.
* "R"-value standards for interior partitions on nonresidential buildings.
* VOCs in paint and finishes. 

To become familiar with CALGreen and how it will affect your interior design projects, download the code (193 pp, 6.26 MB).


Appliance Efficiency Regulations - Effective January 1, 2011
Learn about the
new appliance regulations from the California Energy Commission.
Download the 2010 Appliance Efficiency Regulations. (PDF, 226 pgs, 1.1 MB)



CCIDC policy on payment acceptance
We no longer accept telephone or fax payments. Fees are now accepted by U.S. mail or through our SSL encrypted secure server on the Web
(look for + a long string of numbers).

To pay CCIDC fees, go to and NEVER send your credit card information to anyone via e-mail!

Educational Events & CEUs for CIDs

Seminars by the Southern California Gas Company

Understanding the Residential Mandatory Measures of the CALGreen Code
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.- � noon (8 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast.)
Cost: No fee
Learn more about Seminar#24312     Register online for Seminar #24312

CALGreen and the LEED® for New Construction Rating System
Friday, February 25, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.�11:30 a.m. (8 a.m. check-in and continental breakfast.)
Cost: No fee
Learn more about Seminar# 24321   Register for Seminar #24321

More Gas Company seminars that may be of interest to CIDs

All of the above events are good for CEU credit with CCIDC.

CIDs are required to have 1.0 credit (10 hours) for every two years of Certification (equiv. to .5 credits = 5 hours each year). CIDs can take some of these
free or low cost CEU courses.

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 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 Account. 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.

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

We look forward to seeing you at this month�s Board Meeting
Save $10 on our CEU - Register by Thursday, January 20

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