Advancing the Interior Design Profession in California
The Interior Design Coalition of California (IDCC) continues its initiative to improve the business environment for consumers and interior designers. Along with IDCC, ASID views the past several weeks of deliberation with the California Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee as critical initial steps in educating legislators on the issues with the current law. We are pleased with IDCC’s accomplishments as they seek to ensure drawings submitted by qualified interior designers in California will be universally accepted by building officials in the State. We will continue to work with IDCC to seek solutions to this ongoing issue, and look forward to working with California legislators to find a satisfactory solution.
“The State of California requires a ‘sunset review process’ for many professional Boards,” explained IDCC President Suzanne Zurinaga, “giving the California State Legislature the opportunity to regularly evaluate what works in the law and what does not. The Certified Interior Designer (CID) law has served as an essential stepping stone for the interior design profession in the State. However, due in large part to the inconsistent acceptance of CID stamps by local building officials, it is time for improvement. There are several different options for how to accomplish this, and we will consider them all.”
IDCC, ASID, and other stakeholders will all continue to work closely with the State to strengthen consumer protections, foster competitive markets and increase business opportunities for all interior designers in California.
Learn more by visiting the IDCC website: www.idc-ca.org
IDCC (Interior Design Coalition of California)
The mission of IDCC is to represent the Interior Design Profession in California and ensure that
the regulatory process accurately reflects their goals and protect the health, safety and welfare of
the public through education and political action while maintaining the resources to fulfill our
Vision Statement: Ensure that the Interior Design Profession is recognized as affecting the
health, safety and welfare of the public in the State of California and that interior designers are
recognized as industry professionals.
Mission Statement: To represent the Interior Design Profession in California and ensure that the
regulatory process accurately reflects their goals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the
public through education and political action while maintaining the resources to fulfill our mission.
Goal: To secure the future of the profession of interior design by implementing our vision and
mission statements through leadership in legislation for consumer protection.
IDCC is supported by membership dues, donations from individuals, donations from local ASID
chapters, grants from ASID, and “in-kind” contributions.
To learn more about IDCC, visit their website at www.idc-ca.org.
CLCID (California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design)
- To serve as the primary coalition in the State of California to represent the entire interiordesign professionl We support inclusivety among all interior design professionals, regardless of specialty;
- To promote activities that strengthen and support new and existing interior design educational programs and qualifications;
- To align with qualifying exams that test competency and knowledge of California Building Codes as it pertains to interior design;
- To distribute information about interior designers or decorators who cause harm to the public by not complying with codes, ethics or good business practices;
- To support the Code of Ethics of the California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) to assure professionalism of interior designers and to protect the consumer.
NKBA, IFDA and IDS California Chapters; independent Interior Designers; individual members of ASID, IIDA, NKBA, IFDA, IDS; students, educators, the interior design industry, and allies support CLCID.
To learn more about CLCID, visit their website at www.CLCID.org