The California AIA is posturing to combat efforts by California Interior Designers to push for an interior design practice act…..
“Interior Design Practice Act
Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma has introduced AB 2482 to create a Practice Act for Interior Design. This is a proposal that is introduced in California every three to five years; it is part of a nationwide effort led by the American Society of Interior Designers and others who advocate providing interior designers the same legal recognition given to architects and engineers.
The AIACC has historically opposed Interior Design Practice Act efforts, and instead supports the existing state-sanctioned private certification program available to interior designers who meet the education, experience, and examination requirements spelled out in state law.
The AIACC is just beginning its detailed review of AB 2482 and will be working with other groups who in the past have expressed strong reservations to this type of proposal, including the large segment of interior designers who would be economically harmed by this proposal.”
It is PROFESSIONALINTERIORDESIGNER’s marginal opinion that California has the most convoluted interior design regulation (if you can call it that) in the Nation. One would think that with the number of interior designers in California that they would be on the forefront of regulating the practice of ID…..think again O.J.
P.S. Should California AB2482 get approved (chances are….let’s say slim) California will be the first state in the union that will have various forms of regulation that forces a distinction between “certified” interior designers and “registered” interior designers….got it? Okay good.
So if this bill passes then an interior designer in California could be a Certified California Registered Interior Designer and they could be a member of ASID and IIDA. Did I say convoluted?
So it will be interesting to see how far California Assembly Bill AB2482 gets this round.