The Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) advocates at the state and provincial levels to educate elected officials and key stakeholders about the impact of the interior design profession and the importance of reasonable regulation. CIDQ is dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the public in the built environment and supports policies and legislation that enable 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:
Stay up to date and informed on developments in interior design regulation by viewing our Advocacy Bulletin or texting “interior design” to 52886 to receive state and local advocacy updates.
Become an NCIDQ Ambassador and advocate for interior design certification.
Get involved with your state, local, or provincial chapter of the American Society for Interior Designers, the International Interior Design Association, or Interior Designers of Canada.
Introduce yourself and your work to your legislator. Occupational regulation is a state issue; developing a relationship with your state elected officials is a great way to be an engaged citizen. Click here to find your state legislators.
Register your NCIDQ credentials with your regulated jurisdiction.
Visit Advocacy Resources to learn more about the importance of reasonable regulation. If you have questions about CIDQ’s advocacy initiatives, contact Government Affairs and Advocacy Manager Matt Barusch at email@example.com.