Schedule 9:00 am is a closed session for disciplinary proceedings
10:00 am to 12:00 noon is the public portion of our meeting 12:00 noon we will break for lunch 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm is our CEU
CEU: Your Internet Presence - The ease & importance of having a website for your interior
design business. Presented byJon Anthony Gaugert, EPhost, Inc., San Diego, CA
This CEU covers what you need to know to start your own web site. The presenters will show live
online web sites as examples of what to do and what not to do. This presentation is good for designers who are contemplating a web site and also those who already have one and are looking for ways to improve them
and make them more effective.
This CEU shows you the value of having a web site even if you have a small investment, they are vital to get your marketing message and project photographs in front of the world 24/7, 365.
Topics will include 1) Web Design and the importance of having a user friendly website
2) Web Development and custom coding 3) SEO (search engine optimization) SEM (Search Engine Marketing) How it works. 4) Social Media: Facebook Twitter
5) How do search engines work? (Google, Bing, Yahoo, MSN) 6) (CMS) Content Management System Demonstration on how to maintain your website
7) Web Hosting, Cloud Solutions, Dedicated & Shared Servers, Smarter Mail-email 8) Blogs and Ecommerce 9) Photo galleries and video related web functionality
10) Statistics: Understanding the traffic volume and sources
Fee for this CEUis $20.00 online by Thursday, Sept. 29 or $30.00 at the door. Register here
CEU credit is 2 hours by CCIDC. This is not IDCEC approved, therefore it cannot be reported to any design associations such as (but not limited to) ASID or IIDA unless the attendee can, or wants to get separate approval from their respective association.
Your CEU fee may be tax deductible. Please check with your tax return preparer. CCIDC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
Itis not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEU.
THE LOS ANGELES CHAPTER OF THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS INSTITUTE
CSI SEMINAR IN LOS ANGELES Saturday, October 1, 2011
Making Sense of 2011 California Disabled Access Requirements By Michael Gibbens You are invited to spend a Saturday morning with
Mike Gibbens, California�s foremost disabled accessibility compliance expert and author of the CalDAG (California Disabled Accessibility Guidebook). Mike has served on the Accessibility Code Advisory Committee to
the State Building Standards Commission for the past 15 years (5 years as Chairman) and has consulted exclusively on disabled access compliance for over 25 years. A number of the changes to the California Building
Code that went into effect on January 2011 are confusing to understand and implement. Mike�s presentation will clarify the intended application of these standards. Mike will also identify some of the more
significant changes that will be coming when the 2010 ADA standards are implemented next year. The new CalDAG 2011 will also be available at the seminar for purchase.
Cost: $35 for CSI and AIA members, $55 all others Time: 8:30 AM, Sign in and Coffee / ends at noon CEU credit is 3 hours by CCIDC
Location: Leo A Daly, Architects
550 S. Hope St., 27th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071
Parking is available for a cost of $10, all day, in the Paragon Lot across Hope St. from the LAD office. ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED for October 1, 2011.
Please reserve by Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4:00 PM
ATTENTION: SMALL INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS WITH EMPLOYEES
Here is something you should check on with your tax preparer.
IRS Reminds Small Businesses About Health Care Tax Credit
As tax filing deadlines approach, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are reminding small business employers to review the eligibility requirements for the
new Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.
The health care tax credit was included in the Affordable Care Act to help small businesses and tax-exempt organizations that pay at least half of the premiums for
their employees� health insurance coverage. The credit is available to businesses and tax-exempt groups with 25 or fewer employees with average incomes of $50,000 or less. During the health care reform debate, ASAE
fought hard to ensure tax-exempt employers were eligible to receive the credit along with small businesses.
According to the IRS, tax-exempt organizations that file on a calendar year basis and requested an
extension to file to Nov. 15 can use Form 8941 and claim the credit on their Form 990-T.
�As the filing deadlines approach, we want to make sure that small business owners don�t leave any money on the
table,� said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. �Small businesses that offer health insurance should learn about this credit and claim it if they are eligible.�
- - Courtesy of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
STUDY FOR THE OCTOBER OR MAY IDEX® CALIFORNIA EXAM
Materials and Classes (from third parties)
New! IDEX Prep Online classes
You can now study for the IDEX®California exam wherever you have an Internet connection!
The comprehensive IDEX Prep Online classgives you 60 days of access; 34 presentations 34 quizzes (totalling 385 practice questions); over 65 handout materials (most are large with multiple
pages), a final quiz of 150 questions; approx. 24 hours of anytime learning. $195 - IDEX Prep Online covers IDEX® Domains I, II and III. Best value $150 - California Codes covers IDEX® Domain I only
$100 - Business Practices & Design Standards covers IDEX® Domains II and III only Enroll anytime. www.idexprep.com
2011 California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Reference Manual, 4th Edition This edition was revised to reflect the CAL Green mandatory regulations. Additional changes, found
in this edition, are in graphics and improved formatting which will make the material easier to follow. This illustrated manual is 322 pages and was updated in May 2011. It is a great resource
for studying for the IDEX California as well as a great reference manual for all interior design projects. $109.00 plus tax and shipping. www.clcid.org/CODE-MANUALS.html
IDEX Essentials: The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam by David Kent Ballast, FAIA,
NCIDQ Certificate No. 9425. Provides a thorough review of each of the IDEX California exam's three domains. IDEX Essentials covers everything interior designers need to know about the 2007
California Building Code, business practices, ethics, and design standards. $109.95 plus handling, tax and shipping Get 10% off by using Promo Code IDEX3. / Discount valid until Oct.31, 2011. http://ppi2pass.com/IDEX
CALIFORNIA PRESENTATIONS ARE LINING UP THIS FALL! We already have five school presentations set, with a dozen more pending.
CCIDC gives certification presentations to schools, large design and architectural firms, as well as interior design associations
We would like to come to your school, design firm or chapter meeting to discuss the IDEX® California exam and certification for interior designers. Certification is the most important and only legally recognized credential in
California. We will provide an educational presentation on Certification and �how to� become a Certified Interior Designer for free.
We cover the history of Certification, what it takes to become a
Certified Interior Designer, and why it is important to a designer�s career. Our presentation can be done in as little as one hour, although one and a half hours is preferable, in order to allow enough time for
We can also add to this presentation our seminar on �Ethics and Business Practices� at the same time. Some of this material is also relevant to the IDEX® California examination.
There are no costs to
participants and in the case of those who are already CIDs, they will receive CEU credit towards their continuing certification requirements.
CEU REQUIREMENT & REPORTING PROCESS
CEUs are a required part of your Certification and need to be taken regularly. See our policy on CEUs including activities that are not included
for CEU credit.
You need 10 hours (which equals 1.0 Units) every two years. The timeframe is from your Certification renewal date to renewal date (not by calendar year to calendar year).
1. We accept CEUs from other providers, they do NOT have to be CCIDC sponsored. We accept CEUs on interior design, codes, architecture, LEED, etc., and all related courses having to do with
running a design business.
2. Please report CEUs online, do not mail or call them in. You must report CEUs directly to us (even if you reported them to another organization
or if you have been told another organization has reported them).
3. Report and track your CEUs for FREE (also used to report a change in your address) 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). It keeps track of all your CEU courses in one place, so you�ll never have to wonder how many you�ve taken. Enter CEUs from 1995 to present.