CCID Issues

Right to Practice Update

The Connecticut Coalition of Interior Designers (CCID) has played an active role promoting public safety in the Coalition for the Adoption of a Unified Code (CAUC), working with the Department of Public Safety and numerous Built Environment Professions for the Adoption of the ICC (International Codes Council) model code in CT.

CCID’s contributions have been favorable while participation has grown recognition and exposure of the Interior Design Profession in the eyes of the Built Environment Community, Building & Fire Officials, Administrative Bodies, Legislators as well as new association contacts such as Building Managers and Landlords.

Pending Issues

1. The Coalition with our lobbyists support, is submitting a modification to our existing statute, which allows for the State of Connecticut to belong to NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualifications). This will enable the State to send a delegate to NCIDQ in Washington, D.C., to join other state representatives in establishing minimum NCIDQ standards.
2. The Coalition is currently evaluating free title registration entitlement to determine whether or not to submit a legislative modification to the Interior Design Statue, which will require the mandatory payment of $150.00 for all Interior Designers and Architects that choose to be registered Interiors Designers in the State of Connecticut with no Exemptions.

Future Issues

1. The merger of the Interior Design professional organizations of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and IIDA (International Interior Design Association) into one organization and the impact on the National movement towards licensing, title registration, or certification.
2. The New England coalition’s current efforts towards legislation.
3. Licensing of Interiors Designers in Connecticut and establishing a State Interior Design Licensing Board.
4. Establishing a FIDER (Foundation of Interior Design Education and Research) certified Interior Design programs in a Sate of Connecticut of University.
5. Providing education to the public regarding the qualifications and benefits of hiring a registered Interior Design professional that has knowledge and practices within health, safety, and welfare guidelines.