ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN CERTIFICATION (CCIDC)
Certification… California’s Title Act for Interior Designers
The California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC), established in January 1992, the organization, responsible for administering the California Certified Interior Designers Title Act, under Chapter 3.9, Section 5800 of the California Business and Professions Code.
Title Act went into effect on January 1, 1991, after several years of legislative efforts by commercial and residential interior design groups and by the California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design. The law SB 153 outlined the parameters and responsibilities of work that an interior designer can perform. Along with these guidelines, the title of “Certified Interior Designer” added to the California Business and Professions code, providing an official designation for interior designers who meet the education, experience and examination requirements, as administered by the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC).
CCIDC, in accordance with all State boards and non-profit boards, is accountable to the sunset review process enacted by both the Assembly and Senate of the California legislature. Reviewed every 5 years, or as determined by the legislature for compliance with the statute they administer and are subject to sunset (elimination) if determined to be out of compliance. CCIDC is also subject to the Bagley–Keene Act, a statute specifically enacted only for the operational oversight of all California State boards and commissions.
Under the Certified Interior Designer Title Act, Certified Interior Designers qualified by the CCIDC upon evidence of a combination of interior design education and/or experience and passage of a designated examination.
Only the CCIDC can determine eligibility for Certified Interior Designers in the State of California. Designers who meet the education, experience and examination criteria of Certified Interior Designers Title Act under Chapter 3.9, Section 5800 of the California Business and Professions Code; may be allowed to use the title “Certified Interior Designer,” codified and protected by law in the State of California.
Upon qualification, the Certified Interior Designer will be identified by an individual number which will appear on a certificate, a stamp with which to identify interior design nonstructural and non-seismic drawings and documents, and an identification card.
Certified Interior Designers (CID), as mandated by the State of California, met high standards of qualification and agreed to uphold a strict code of ethics and conduct.
Candidates will have access to the necessary continuing education and training opportunities.
Consumers will have ability to verify status of Certified Interior Designers and will have the information they need to make informed choices for procuring design services.
Be professional, by treating all persons who interact with the Board as valued customers;
Focus on prevention of consumer harm by, providing information and education to consumers, candidates, CIDs, and others;
Encourage the respect of clients, suppliers of goods and services to the profession, and fellow professional interior designers, as well as the general-public, through the CID Code of Ethics and Conduct as a requirement for Certification.
Be progressive, utilizing the most advanced means for providing services.
Be proactive, exercising leadership among consumer protection and professional practice groups.