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The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) advocates at the state and provincial levels to educate elected officials and key stakeholders about the public safety impact of the interior design profession and the importance of reasonable regulation. CIDQ is dedicated to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public in the built environment and supports policies and legislation that enable NCIDQ Certified interior designers to practice to the full extent of their capabilities. Through the administration of a rigorous, objective exam that assesses the professional competency of interior designers, and active advocacy and collaboration with partner organizations, we support the certified interior designer's role in protecting the public.

In today’s uncertain climate, it is more important than ever for NCIDQ Certificate holders to be actively engaged in advocating for reasonable regulation that protects public health, safety, and welfare. It is through your efforts that we can impact change and be successful in advancing policy that protects the public.

Here are some ways you can advocate for NCIDQ Certification and reasonable regulation in your jurisdiction:


Visit Advocacy Resources to learn more about the importance of reasonable regulation. If you have questions about CIDQ’s advocacy initiatives, contact Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy Matt Barusch at

The Consortium for Interior Design is a collaboration of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) in pursuit of reasonable regulation of the interior design profession.

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