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Chapter 50-10 REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Rule 50-10-.01 Application

(1) An applicant for a certificate of registration as a registered interior designer must be at least 21 years of age and must submit to the Board office a completed application on a form approved by the Board together with the application fee provided for in Chapter 50-12 and official copies of transcripts, proof of passage of the required examination, and evidence of work experience as provided for in the application showing that the requirements of Code Section 43-4-32 and this Chapter have been met.
(2) All documents required by (1) above must be received prior to evaluation of the application by the Board. If requested, the applicant shall furnish additional information that may be required by the Board to clarify or substantiate statements made in the application.

Rule 50-10-.02 Education

Applicants for a certificate of registration as a registered interior designer must provide proof of having acquired one of the following:

(a) A minimum four year degree or first professional degree conferred by a college or university whose program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB);
(b) A bachelor's degree in architectural engineering technology from a school or college in this state approved by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or any other bachelor's degree with a substantial concentration in architecture approved by the Board from a Board approved school or college in this state;
(c) A minimum four year degree or first professional degree in a program of study in interior design approved by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly known as the Foundation for Interior Design Research (FIDER);
(d) A minimum four year degree or first professional degree in interior design from a school or college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD); or
(e) A minimum four year degree received prior to July 1, 1996, and coursework completed prior to July 1, 1996, which would constitute the equivalent of a major in interior design.

Rule 50-10-.03 Examination

Except as provided for in Rule 50-10-.04, applicants for a certificate of registration as a registered interior designer must provide proof of having passed one of the following examinations:

(a) The examination promulgated by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ);
(b) The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) promulgated by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) or any other examination which is accepted by NCARB to qualify for an NCARB Certificate.

Rule 50-10-.04 Grandfather Provisions

Applicants whose completed applications are received in the Board office prior to July 1, 1996, may meet requirements to receive a certificate of registration as a registered interior designer through one of the following methods by providing proof, satisfactory to the Board, of having acquired:

(a) Method 1:
1. A four-year degree conferred by a college or university;
2. A minimum of ten (10) years experience, immediately prior to the date of application, as an interior designer; and 3. Passage, after January 1, 1990, and prior to the date of application, of the Building and Barrier Free Codes Section of the NCIDQ Examination.

OR

(b) Method 2:
1. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience, immediately prior to the date of application, as an interior designer;
2. Passage of the entire examination promulgated by the NCIDQ.

Rule 50-10-.05 Endorsement

Any person who has been certified or registered as an interior designer in another state or foreign country may be issued a certificate of registration by the Board to use the title "registered interior designer" provided that such person demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that the requirements for registration in this state as provided for in this Chapter have been met.