California Council For Interior Design Certification

Celebrate 30-Years of CCIDC

For the past 30 years, CCIDC has been protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public through administering the Certified Interior Designer Title Act in California.

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.

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.

Read the 2021 Sunset Review Report

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