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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California

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San Marcos, CA 92078
Tel. 760-761-4734  Fax 760-761-4736
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February, 2010
News for Certified Interior Designers

IDEX California® - 2 week deadline is approaching!

In just 2-1/2 weeks, the deadline will pass to take the Spring IDEX exam.
March 1st is the deadline to apply for certification and register for the May 2010 exam.

Your application and paperwork
must be completed by March 16, 2010 (midnight).

Anyone who registers after March 1, 2010 or does not meet the March 16 deadline will be automatically deferred to the October, 2010 IDEX testing window.

Apply for Certification under Path #1

Apply for Certification under Path #2

Download CCIDC’s "Official" IDEX California Study Guide. This is a free .pdf that provides information on the exam schedule, rules, release of results, exam format, content and sample questions.

Third-party IDEX study books, manuals  & classes www.ccidc.org/studymaterials.html

Resource/Reference list

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IDEX® Presentation for Interior Design Schools
Contact CCIDC if you would like a Powerpoint presentation on the IDEX California® examination and certification process specifically for graduating students. 

State adopts greenest building codes in U.S.

State commission adopts stringent new standards
Newly constructed hospitals, schools, shopping malls and homes in California will be some of the greenest in the world, after a state commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the most stringent, environmentally friendly building code standards of any state in the nation.

The new code, dubbed Calgreen, will take effect next January (2011) and requires builders to install plumbing that cuts indoor water use, divert 50 percent of construction waste from landfills to recycling, use low-pollutant paints, carpets and floorings and, in nonresidential buildings, install separate water meters for different uses. It mandates the inspection of energy systems by local officials to ensure that heaters, air conditioners and other mechanical equipment in nonresidential buildings are working efficiently. And it will allow! local jurisdictions, such as San Francisco, to retain their stricter existing green building standards, or adopt more stringent versions of the state code if they choose.

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Annual Board Meeting + Color CEU in San Francisco

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Tel: 1-415-433-6600  Fax: 1-415-765-7891

9:00 a.m. -  Disciplinary proceedings -  (Closed session)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon is the public portion of our meeting
12:00 noon - Break for lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Color Trends for 2010 through 2012, plus Psychology of Color

Zara Stender, CID #6025

Part One Trends and the Function of Color.  Zara Stender tracks national
and international color trends and forecasts as a leader in Color Marketing Group, one of the foremost authorities on the impact of color. Stender will explain how color trends evolve, and discuss direction in color for fashion, durable goods, the built environment, and why successful color must follow function.
Part Two
Psychology of Color Do people really spend more money when they are surrounded by red and purple? Color is a powerful, often misunderstood tool. It has biological and physiological influence on mood, energy, appetite, pain perception, hot and cold sensation, taste, I.Q. scores, and, yes, buying decisions. Explore the biological and psychological impact of color.

Register for CEU online / $30.00 Thursday, May. 13, 2010.
After May 13th, pay $40 at the door
CEU credit 2 hours CCIDC; 2.0 LU HSW; .2 CEU HSW

It is not mandatory to attend our board meeting to attend our CEU.
Your CEU fee is tax-deductible. CCIDC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Open to interior design professionals, students and the general public.

Educational Events

February 12, 2010
Webinar/class that addresses the new changes to the residential Title-24 lighting & ventilation code.

February 24, 2010
“2010 California Residential Code (CRC) Fundamentals Building Provisions”.
Held in Anaheim, CA.

Description: This 6-hour seminar (.6 CEU) examines critical concepts of the
building and energy provisions located in Chapters 1 to 11 of the 2009
International Residential Code(r) (IRC(r)) along with the California
amendments, thereby creating the 2010 California Residential Code (CRC),
(CCR, Title 24, Part 2.5). It provides a basis for the correct use and
application of the code and builds on an understanding of the intent of
the code through practice with real-world examples.
Objectives: Upon completion, participants will be better able to:
*Explain the intent behind the building provisions requirements.
*Locate general topics and applicable tables in the 2010 CRC.
*Define terms essential for correct code interpretation.
*Identify the code that relates to specific building provisions.
To register you can contact the person below with any questions you have
about registration.
Contact: Mike Wayne
Phone: 650-780-7352
Email: mwayne@redwoodcity.org
Website: www.iccmontereybay.org 

May 1, 2010
The Power of Color”
San Francisco, CA
$10 FEE -  Learn the insights into working with color, including using color indexes, picking colors for any space, and understanding the latest trends in color.  This is a public program by UC Berkeley/Ext.  Continued on

New Title-24 Energy Code - Summary of Changes

Excerpts - Changes to the residential standards:
The new Title-24 residential lighting requirements divide the home into three distinct zones that are treated very differently. The first zone is the kitchen.

The second zone includes all the bathrooms, garages, laundry rooms, and utility rooms which must have either high efficacy fixtures or they must have vacancy sensors installed that control the low efficacy fixtures.

The third zone includes all the hallways, dining rooms, family rooms, home office, and bedrooms. . . Read entire article on the CCIDC Website

Tutorial explaining the Title-24 kitchen lighting requirements; a Title-24 Residential Lighting Guide; and a summary of the Title-24 residential lighting requirements:

Marketing tools for Certified Interior Designers

ABC Brochure - “Answers & Basics for Consumers” is available to print online or you may request 10 printed copies "free of charge” by sending an E-mail or checking the box at the bottom of your certification renewal notice.

The Certified Interior Designer Pages
Help a Client Find YOU for Their Next Project! Put your photos and web site on the CCIDC site! FAQ:

Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Certified Interior Designer

Hiring an Interior Designer? Make sure they’re Certified!

The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring an Interior Designer

The Difference Between a Decorator and an Interior Designer

A CID's Code of Ethics and Conduct

Add ‘n track your CEU’s  - It’s easy, fun and it’s free!

Here’s a great way for you to report your CEU’s (and your Change of Address) to CCIDC.
No more $12.00 reporting fees to other organizations!.

Create your own CEU Registry. You provide a login name and password, then you can access your account 24/7.  Your account keeps all your CEU courses in one place, so you’ll never have to wonder how many you’ve taken.

Register today for your free account! It takes one minute, and you can enter your CEUs later. You can even enter CEUs that you’ve taken since 1995.

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