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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
“Public protection through examination and Certification”

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The California Council for Interior Design Certification administers the
Certified Interior Designers Law under Chapter 3.9, Sect.5800 of the
California Business and Professions Code. Certification by CCIDC is the
highest standard of professionalism for interior designers in the State of California.


New CEU on nonstructural earthquake safety

March issue of eNews

New Title 24 CEU: April 23 or May 13 - Free of charge

"Is Your Home Protected From Earthquake Disaster?: A Homeowner’s Guide to Nonstructural Earthquake Retrofit".
Download here

Retail Furniture Dealer’s License:Do CIDs need one?

CID is now codified in law

How to use your CID Stamp

Updated CID Law (effective Jan. 1, 2014)

Analysis of new “contract” Section 5807

CCIDC Continues to Set the Standard for California Interior Designers

CCIDC Defines CA Interior Design Profession

Notice on “interior architecture”

Read CCIDC’s Comment/Response to AIACC’s
 “Support and Oppose” article (by Doug Stead, CID, CCIDC’s Executive Director)

CCIDC’s Final Background Paper

*For all site updates, see our
News page

August 1, 2014 is the deadline for the
October 2014 IDEX
® California exam.
Learn how to become certified, and apply to take the IDEX exam in October, 2014.

IDEX study materials.
Rescheduling the IDEX.

Certification Opportunity Extended
for National Exam holders!
Deadline: August 1, 2014

Sherwin-Williams Design Challenge. Contest is open for entries March 1–April 15, 2014.

Consumer Alert on the title C.I.D.

Read or download our
Consumers Guide.

Frequently Asked Questions about CIDs

Articles by Certified Interior Designers


The legislative intent of the CID law.

Who are Certified Interior Designers?

Read our
Building Official Q&A






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