For Immediate Release…………………………..Contact: Roze Wiebe
September 25, 2017……………………………

Passage of Senate Bill 547

Extends Certified Interior Design Title Act Law in California

With the passage into law of Senate Bill 547 today, Monday, September 25, 2017, the Senate Business
& Professions Committee has extended the Certified Interior Designers law in California until
January 1, 2022. Review of the Certified Interior Designers law by the legislature is a regular
occurrence, and the next date slated by Senate Bill 547 is September 1, 2022 when the California
Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) will prepare a report on its activities to that
date, which in turn will be presented to the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic
Development. The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development then makes
recommendations based upon CCIDC’s testimony regarding the certification process in California to
the Senate Business and Professions Committee for codification into law subject
to public hearings and the vote of the legislature.

Senate Bill 547 was signed by the Governor on Friday, September 22, 2017, extending the title act
for certified interior designers in the state of California until 2022 Unfortunately the proposed
amendments pursued by CCIDC in the sunset review report that would have strengthened the ability
for commercial designers to submit their work for permitting purposes was not included. These
proposed amendments were opposed in the sunset review committee hearing by the coalition of IDCC,
IIDA and ASID as well as the AIACC and the California Architects Board (CAB).

CCIDC, based in Escondido, California, was established in January of 1992 as the organization
responsible for administering the requirements of the Certified Interior Designers Title Act as
found in the California Business and Professions Code. Certified Interior Designers, as mandated by
the State of California, have met high standards of qualification and have agreed to uphold a
strict code of ethics and conduct. CCIDC backs these standards by providing consumers with
detailed information on why to hire a certified interior designer, available in brochure or online
formats. In addition, CCIDC accepts complaints about Certified Interior Designers and works
with the consumer and the designer towards swift resolution. There are currently now over 2,000
Certified Interior Designers in the State of California.

You can review Senate Bill 547 for current Sunset Review Dates as the it takes some time for the updates to occur on the actual BPC Sections.

The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) is located at:

365 W. Second Avenue, Suite 102,Escondido, CA 92025.

For more information on CCIDC, visit