California Council For Interior Design Certification

To protect the health, safety and welfare of the public through administering the Certified Interior Designer Title Act.

California Certified Interior Designer’s Title Act

The California Certified Interior Designer’s Title Act is written into law: California Business and Professions Code, Section 5800 – 5812.

Support Updates to the Certified Interior Designer Title Act

Senate Bill 816 | An act to amend Sections 5800, 5801, 5801.1, 5802, 5803, 5804, 5805, 5807, and 5812 of, and to amend, renumber, and add Section 5811.1 of, the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.

SB 816, as introduced, Roth. Interior designers.
Existing law, until January 1, 2027, provides a comprehensive scheme for the certification and regulation of interior designers. Under existing law, a Certified Interior Designer may obtain a stamp from an interior design organization that includes a number that identifies and bears the name of the designer, and that stamp certifies that the Certified Interior Designer has provided the interior design organization with evidence of passage of an interior design examination and completion of certain interior design education or experience requirements.
This bill would, instead, establish the California Council for Interior Design Certification to carry out duties and responsibilities governing the stamp certification and regulation of interior designers. The bill would authorize the council to issue certifications pursuant to these provisions to applicants who provide satisfactory evidence of compliance with specified education, experience, and examination requirements. The bill would identify the individual as either a “Certified Interior Designer” or “Certified Commercial Interior Designer” if the designer has completed certain additional interior design courses and examination requirements for the commercial designation, as determined by the council.
This bill would authorize the council to adopt bylaws, rules, and procedures and establish reasonable application fees, renewal fees, and other fees related to the regulatory cost of providing services and carrying out the council’s duties. The bill would make other related and conforming changes to these provisions.

Support Certification and CCIDC | Send Your Support Letters Today! 

Contact the representatives who will be voting on this very important legislation on April 24, 2023. Please download, complete and send your letter of support before the 4/24/2023 hearing date.
California Certified Interior Designer's Title Act

Q: Does California Have “Self” or “Private” Certification for Interior Design?
A: No! Since 1991 California has had a Title Act, written into the California Business & Professions Code.

Q: Is CCIDC a Private Company?
CCIDC is the Non-Profit Board that administers the Certified Interior Designer Title Act; with government oversight from the California Department of Consumer Affairs. CCIDC, like other State and Certification Boards is required to go through the Sunset Review Process.

Want to Make a Difference in The Interior Design Profession?

Here are some ways you can get involved and be a positive change for the Interior Design profession in California.

The IDEX® California Exam has been revised and updated!

Revisions to Include:

  • Updated Questions in All Domains
  • Most Recent Codes/Regulations Used
  • Expanded from 3 Domains to 11 Domains
  • Code Related Questions Written/Revised by International Codes Council (ICC)
  • Updated Study Guide Now Available!

The Fall 2022 IDEX® Exam Registration Deadline has passed.
CCIDC accepts application 365 days per year, apply today for the Spring 2023 IDEX® Exam!

Application Packets are Due March 1st  for the Spring 2023 IDEX® Exam!
Retest fees are also due March 1st to retake the IDEX® Exam in the Spring.

Learn more about the Sunset Review Process and
CCIDC’s Governmental Oversight: