Interior Designer - Apply for Certification

Application Procedure

Refer to the law and rules for certification requirements. The instructions on the next page correspond to specific rule numbers, depending on the specific path to certification. Choose the appropriate path based on your circumstances and follow the procedure as outlined. Links will take you to additional forms or to the CIDQ transmittal page.

Approval Process

After receipt of all required documents, your application package will undergo an administrative review. If additional information is needed, you will be advised by email. When the administrative review is complete, the application file will be forwarded to the Board for approval. Following Board approval, you will be notified of admittance to the exam or certification, as the case may be.

Renewals and Continuing Education

The biennial certificate renewal fee shall be due on or before January 31st of each even numbered calendar year, regardless of the date of certification. Though exempted from continuing education requirements for the first renewal, thereafter each certificate holder must meet the continuing education requirements outlined in the rules.

Important Reminders!

  • After 30 minutes of inactivity, your session will expire. Upon expiration, any of the data that you have entered will be lost. Please be mindful of this limit while entering your application.
  • Applications will expire after 6 months of no activity. In such cases the individual must reapply.
  • Please use proper capitalization. Names and other information will appear just as entered by the user on "Certificates of Standing" and other documents and listings.
  • All payments are non-refundable.