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Certified Interior Designers  Law

Business and Professions Code - BPC
DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.8]
(Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 3.9. Interior Designers [5800 - 5812]
Chapter 3.9 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 396, Sec. 1. )

5800. As used in this chapter:

(a) “Certified interior designer” means a person who prepares and submits  nonstructural or nonseismic plans consistent with Sections 5805 and 5538 to local building departments that are of sufficient complexity so as to require the skills of a licensed contractor to implement them, and who engages in programming, planning, designing, and documenting the construction and installation of nonstructural or nonseismic elements, finishes and furnishings within the interior spaces of a building, and  has demonstrated by means of education, experience and examination, the competency to protect and enhance the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

(b) An “interior design organization” means a nonprofit organization, exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States  Code, of certified interior designers whose governing board shall include representatives of the public, except that an organization that is not currently exempt under that section that submits an application to the Internal Revenue Service requesting an exemption under that section shall be eligible to be an interior design organization if it  meets the requirements under that section within a reasonable period of  time.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 495, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2002. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5801. A certified interior designer may obtain a stamp from an interior design  organization that shall include a number that uniquely identifies and  bears the name of that certified interior designer. The stamp certifies that the interior designer has provided the interior design organization with evidence of passage of an interior design examination approved by  that interior design organization and any of the following:

(a) He or she is a graduate of a four- or five-year accredited interior design degree program, and has two years of diversified interior design  experience.

(b) He or she has completed a three-year accredited interior design certificate program, and has completed three years of diversified interior design experience.

(c) He or she has completed a two-year accredited interior design program and  has completed four years of diversified interior design experience.

(d) He or she has at least eight years of interior design education, or at least eight years of diversified interior design experience, or a  combination of interior design education and diversified interior design experience that together total at least eight years.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 308, Sec. 81. Effective January 1, 2010. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5801.1. The procedure for the issuance of a stamp by an interior design organization under Section 5801, including the examinations recognized  and required by the organization, shall be subject to the occupational analyses and examination validation required by Section 139 every five to seven years.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 495, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2002. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5802. (a) All drawings, specifications, or documents prepared for submission to any  government regulatory agency by any certified interior designer, or  under his or her supervision shall be affixed by a stamp, as specified  in Section 5801, and signed by that certified interior designer.

(b) All such documents shall be identified as interior design documents, which are not architectural or engineering documents.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 396, Sec. 1. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5803. A certified interior designer, as defined in this chapter, is exempt from
Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 insofar as he or she is designing systems for work to be performed by a licensed contractor.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 396, Sec. 1. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5804. It is an unfair business practice for any certified interior designer or  any other person to advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, including any stamp or seal, or to represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that he or she is “state  certified” to practice interior design, or to use any other words or  symbols that represent to the public that he or she is so certified.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 396, Sec. 1. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5805. Nothing in this chapter shall preclude certified interior designers or any  other person from submitting interior design plans to local building officials, except as provided in Section 5538. In exercising discretion with respect to the acceptance of interior design plans, the local building official shall reference the California Building Standards Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 432, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2012. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5806. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit interior design or interior decorator services by any person or retail activity.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 333, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5807. (a) A certified interior designer shall use a written contract when contracting to provide interior design services to a client pursuant to  this chapter. The written contract shall be executed by the certified  interior designer and the client, or his or her representative, prior to the certified interior designer commencing work. The written contract shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A description of the services to be provided to the client by the certified interior designer.

(2) A description of any basis of compensation applicable to the contract and the method of payment agreed upon by the parties.

(3) The name, address, and certification number of the certified interior designer and the name and address of the client.

(4) A description of the procedure that the certified interior designer and  the client will use to accommodate additional services.

(5) A description of the procedure to be used by any party to terminate the contract.

(6) A three-day rescission clause in accordance with Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1688) of Title 5 of Part 2 of Division 3 of the Civil Code.

(7) A written disclosure stating whether the certified interior designer carries errors and omissions insurance.

(b) Subdivision (a) shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) Interior design services rendered by a certified interior designer for which the client will not pay compensation.

(2) Interior design services rendered by a certified interior designer to any of the following:

(A) An architect licensed under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5500).

(B) A landscape architect licensed under Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 5615).

(C) An engineer licensed under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700).

(c) As used in this section, “written contract” includes a contract in electronic form.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 333, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5810. (a) This chapter shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

(b) This chapter shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018, and as of  that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before
January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 333, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 3.9, comprising Sections 5800 to 5812.)

5811. An interior design organization issuing stamps under Section 5801 shall provide to the Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection by September 1, 2008, a report that reviews and assesses the  costs and benefits associated with the California Code and Regulations Examination and explores feasible alternatives to that examination.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 658, Sec. 88. Effective January 1, 2007. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5811.1.The meetings of an interior design organization issuing stamps under  Section 5801 shall be subject to the rules of the Bagley-Keene Open  Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of  Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 333, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)

5812. It is an unfair business practice for any person to represent or hold himself or herself out as, or to use the title “certified interior designer” or any other term, such as “licensed,” “registered,” or “CID” that implies or suggests that the person is certified as an interior designer when he or she does not hold a valid certification as provided in Sections 5800 and 5801.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 333, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2014. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, pursuant to Section 5810.)


Source:
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=BPC&division =3.&title=&part=&chapter=3.9.&article=

 

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