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INDIANA-Governor Signs Electronic Registry for Interior Designers

From NKBA:

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INDIANA-Governor Signs Electronic Registry for Interior Designers


As expected, and despite our best efforts, Governor Daniels has signed into law an electronic registry for interior designers.  The law goes into effect July 1st.

The law establishes an electronic database of “registered interior designers” who must fill out an on-line registration form and pay a fee of $100 to the State (subject to renewal every 2 years).  The primary qualification for registration is passage of either the NCIDQ or ARE exam, however prior to December 31, 2011, if you have (a) at least 2 years of interior design education and have practiced interior design for at least 10 years, or (b) practiced interior design for at least 15 years, you may be registered without  passing the NCIDQ or ARE.  Designers who register must complete at least twelve (12) hours of continuing education in interior design or a discipline related to the practice of interior design prior to each 2-year renewal of a certificate of registration.

There is no state review or verification under the law — the applicant is required to electronically input information to certify, under penalty of perjury, the successful completion of any education, experience, and examination required for registration.  Once registered, the designer may use the title registered interior designer.  The registry will be maintained by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, and beginning July 2014, and each five (5) years thereafter, the agency must review the use of the registry to determine whether there is sufficient use of the registry to justify continuing the registration of the profession.  We fully expect that given the limited number of individuals who will qualify and pay the registration fee, the registration for interior designers will be abandoned at that time.

However, in case that does not happen, we recommend that if you qualify for registration, you consider doing so.  As of this date, there is no registration form available on the Indiana state website to allow  you to register, so check back frequently HERE.

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June 5, 2009 - Posted by | Indiana, NKBA | , , , , , , , , ,

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