An applicant for certification as a certified interior designer shall pass a written examination administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) except that a written examination is not required of an applicant certified under subpart 5. An applicant for certification under part 1800.0800, item H, must satisfy the Minnesota certification requirements in effect at the time of the applicant's original certification in the other state.
To qualify for certification as a certified interior designer, an applicant shall present evidence that the applicant has completed the education and experience requirements in items A and B.
For purposes of this subpart, "equivalent education" means education that the board, after review of an applicant's transcript and other educational materials, finds to be substantially the same in terms of the curriculum composition and content of classes taken by the applicant that culminates in a minimum of a bachelor's degree in interior design accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) or its predecessor, the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). The education requirement must be fulfilled by one of the following options as described:
graduation from a four- or five-year professional-level interior design program resulting in a bachelor's or master's degree, which includes completion of 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits of interior design course content from a program accredited by CIDA or its predecessor, FIDER, or equivalent education;
graduation prior to June 1, 2013, from a two-year preprofessional or paraprofessional program in interior design accredited by CIDA or its predecessor, FIDER, or equivalent education; or
graduation prior to June 1, 2013, from a three-year professional level program in interior design accredited by CIDA or its predecessor, FIDER, or equivalent education.
Experience must be under the direct supervision of a certified interior designer, NCIDQ certificate holder, licensed architect, or, for experience gained prior to June 1, 2013, an interior designer.
If the applicant meets the educational requirements of item A, subitem (1), the experience required is completion of the Interior Design Experience Program (IDEP), as provided by CIDQ or its successor, or a minimum of two years of qualifying interior design experience.
If the applicant meets the educational requirements of item A, subitem (2), the experience required is completion of a minimum of four years of qualifying interior design experience.
If the applicant meets the educational requirements of item A, subitem (3), the experience required is completion of a minimum of three years of qualifying interior design experience.
Experience must be diversified in the practice of interior design for public spaces and include all ten of the following knowledge areas, documented as required by the board:
building code research and analysis;
schematic design and design development;
preparation of construction documents;
specification of building materials and finishes;
specification of furnishings, fixtures, and equipment;
bidding/negotiating procedures; and
[Repealed, 35 SR 2011]
[Repealed, 35 SR 2011]
A person licensed as an architect in Minnesota who seeks certification as an interior designer shall submit an application to the board together with the required fee and shall be certified with no further requirements.
18 SR 2174; 21 SR 1427; 35 SR 2011; 38 SR 59; 40 SR 431; 43 SR 89
August 16, 2018