Don’t think you have what it takes to be NCIDQ certified? Here ya go-
PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER does not hide his disdain for interior decorators that claim professional status as interior designers. These decorators apparently have a birthright to the profession and are really un-happy that some interior designers wish to raise the standards by which we define professional status. Soon a flair for color and a knack for creative accessorizing will not cut it. Hence the angry decorators that PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER wastes so many bytes Grrrr’ing and Arrrrrr’ing about. The spiritual headquarters of the angry decorator movement is the Interior Design Protection Council (see link below if you really dare). They have spent copious amounts of time and financial resources in an effort to de-professionalize the profession that we have all worked our asses off to establish. Unfortunately they have had some impact on the effort to legislate Interior Design. Now it appears that they realize the benefit of having professional credentials…funny how that works. They have even created their own exam.
This certificate is being solicited by emails to Interior Design students-
All we can do as a professional society is to continue to educate our students that interior decorators do not need to be certified. Unfortunately as ripe as this offense is for a good anti-smear campaign by our illustrious professional organizations I doubt anything will come of it.
Watch out NCIDQ the angry decorators are out to get you- NOT!