In accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, the CCIDC Board of Directors is making public the following items discussed at the September 23, 2017, CCIDC Board Meeting.
The IDCC President submitted the following letter, via email, on September 21, 2017 and it was presented to the Board at the meeting.
The CCIDC Board of Directors discussed in the open session of the meeting the letter and its implications. The following response letter, from the CCIDC Board, was sent to IDCC via email on September 27, 2017, before the October 1st deadline as requested.
CCIDC has been conducting research on the topic and understands the needs of Commercial Interior Designers in California to have a designation that will help clarify their abilities, when submitting construction documents to local building departments. In the coming weeks, CCIDC will be launching a new voluntary designation for Commercial Interior Designers who wish to do so, and who meet the qualifications. This is only the first step in the process, as any additional certification, title, or designation will have no merit unless there is a strengthening and clarification of the law that is currently in place. This designation will not allow anyone to do any more work than what is allowed under the Exemptions 5537 & 5538 of the Architect’s Practice Act. Regardless of interior designer’s credentials or examinations they have passed the review and approval of construction documents will always be under the purview of the Building Official. CCIDC is dedicated to continuing this process and working with all stakeholders to accomplish the necessary steps to promote the Interior Design Profession in California.