I Pledge Allegiance to One Profession Under Uncle Sam With Liberty and Justice for all.

Okay so my previous post regarding California’s voluntary private interior design certification as it relates to the regulatory process common in the other 49 states (and related districts) got bogged down in minutiae.  I will take the blame for tossing out some poorly worded opinions that others felt compelled to argue.  Feel free to read the previous post for some interesting historical perspective on this topic.

Ultimately I hope you become informed as that is the goal of this blog. If I offend in that effort….oh well.

My question still stands unanswered;

Where do you see the CCIDC regulatory model as it fits in an effort to create a unified nationwide professional interior design domain with one credential, one professional organization with one objective, one accepted education/experience/examination professional validation process and one regulatory goal- that is to be considered peers with other REGISTERED/REGULATED BUILDING DESIGN PROFESSIONS?

Here is a hint for anybody willing to chime in……

The easiest answer is “there is no effort to create a unified nationwide professional interior design domain with one credential, one professional organization with one objective, one accepted education/experience/examination professional validation process and one regulatory goal- that is to be considered peers with other registered/regulated building design professionals”. If that is your answer then the entire freakin’ query is moot and we have just wasted an inordinate amount of time and effort. You are welcome to go forth and prosper in your ill defined, disrespected, misunderstood and undervalued professional(?) efforts.

If however, you support the notion that it is in our collective best interest to at least attempt to create a unified nationwide professional interior design domain with one credential, one professional organization with one objective, one accepted education/experience/examination professional validation process and one regulatory goal then you must consider how we are currently going about it. That includes an honest assessment of voluntary/private self-regulation models amongst other trivial issues such as what we call ourselves, how we define ourselves and who should advocate for us. So with that I will shut up and step aside. If anybody is willing to take a stab at answering my question above I promise not to pick your answer apart…….no really.

P.S. Is there room for both models? Should the other 49 states pursue/convert to a private regulatory model?

Don’t make me answer my own questions

P. P. S. Good to see that the CCIDC Director (Doug Stead) likes the anti-regulation efforts of the Interior Design Protection Council. That should tell you where he stands on the issue of nationwide ID regulation; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Interior-Design-Protection-Council/324844676913?ref=ts Begs the question- why does the regulation of ID in other states concern Mr. Stead and the CCIDC?

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