(a)  Those individuals who wish to practice as a registered interior designer in North Carolina shall demonstrate that they have satisfied the educational and professional experience eligibility requirements adopted by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ), shall pass the NCIDQ Examination, and submit to the Board an application for registration and fee. Revocation of the certificate by CIDQ shall automatically suspend the interior designer's registration to practice in North Carolina until such time as the certificate is reinstated by CIDQ.

(b)  An architect shall be granted registration to practice interior design so long as they are currently licensed and in good standing in the State of North Carolina and submit the Board application for registration and fee.

(c)  In order to supplement or clarify the contents of a record or application, the Board may interview the applicant to ensure that the applicant has had interior design experience to be able to practice registered interior design in this State.

(d)  The standards of the CIDQ and its components are hereby incorporated by reference including subsequent amendments and editions and can be accessed at no charge at www.cidq.org.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 83A-7;

Temporary Adoption Eff. November 30, 2021;

Eff. June 1, 2022.