Resources and Knowledge Center
IDC-Oregon is a non-profit organization committed to providing practitioners seeking a State License for Registered Interior Design services ongoing professional growth and support, regardless of specialty practice area, professional standing, or membership status with other interior design associations or affiliations. This Resource and Knowledge Center is intended to offer emerging and practicing professionals with up to date, useful information they want to know as legislation and state licensing is secured for them in Oregon.
What is Interior Design?
Source: 2002 Census 541410 Interior Design Services
This industry comprises establishment primarily engage in planning, designing, and administering projects in interior spaces to meet the physical and aesthetic needs of people using them, taking into consideration building codes, heath and safety regulations, traffic patterns and floor planning, mechanical and electrical needs, and interior fittings and furniture. Interior designer and interior design consultants work in areas, such as hospitality design, health care design, institutional design, commercial and corporate design, and residential design. This industry also includes interior decorating consultants engaged exclusively in providing aesthetic services associated with interior spaces.
What is a Registered Interior Designer?
Registered interior designers provide interior design services for non-structural elements within built environments that are subject to building, fire, and accessibility regulations.
What Qualifies a State Registered Interior Designer?
A regulatory board will require the Three E’s – verification of your education and experience, and your passing score on the NCIDQ Exam to become a State Licensed and Registered Interior Designer in Oregon.