Yes Virginia There is No ID Clause

Or how limiting competition reduces “barriers to business”….

HERE WE GO AGAIN- Looks like ID is on the shortlist of professions to get de-regulated in Virginia……with the proverbial hair braiders? WTF?

Here is a blurb from the Virginia CID’ers;

What PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER does not get (at least directly) is how eliminating certified ID’ers rights to compete with architects on certain state projects is actually reducing barriers to business- seems like it is limiting competition to me- but what do I know?

Reduce Barriers to Business:De-regulate Interior Designers and Landscape Architects
The Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects issues the Certified Interior Designer and Landscape Architects Programs. There are few, if any complaints in these two sections and very few regulatory violations.The group makes the following recommendation:The group recommends eliminating the Certified Interior Designer program and the Landscape Architect program.


And in California the voluntary certification of ID’ers seems to have failed…epically. They now realize that Uncle Sam is the only way to sort themselves out.

Interesting stuff.

One response to “Yes Virginia There is No ID Clause”

  1. Go figure, a deregulation attempt that actually creates barriers. Thanks for spreading the word. You can read more on this issue, and the reasons we should be defending the right of Interior Designers to practice at


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