The purpose of this program is to allow building officials to identify individuals (CIDs) who have prepared non-structural, non-seismic commercial tenant improvement plans in accordance with Sections 5537 and 5538 of the California Business and Professions Code that do not require an architect or engineers stamp or signature who are submitting plans for the purpose of obtaining a building permit.
Some Building Departments have routinely denied the submission of non-structural, non-seismic tenant improvement plan check submission, especially for work in hi-rise office buildings, even though the design work is exempt under Sections 5537 and 5538 of the California Business and Professions Code. When turned away designers are forced to seek the services of a licensed architect or structural or civil engineer incurring delays and additional consumer costs.
- Who is it for?
- For Interior Designers who primarily engage in commercial design.
- For Interior Designers who submit drawings to building departments for commercial projects.
- For Interior Designers who want an additional commercial designation to their certification.
For Current CIDs in Good Standing:
For current CIDs to apply: Login to your CID Account to pay application fee. CCIDC will respond to your application once received via email with a request for proof of National Exam passage and coupons for the ICC Courses. You have six months from receipt of application payment to submit proof of ICC course completion.
Commercial Interior Designers Who Are Not-Yet Certified:
Please apply for certification with the commercial designation through Path 4.