Interior Designer Course

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Interior Design - Titles by State: What you can and can’t style yourself.

Warning: The information presented here is for advisory purposes only, and may not be a complete listing of what is required for a specific License, Permit or Certification. This information is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified attorney. You should seek legal advice before taking any action.

USA

State

What you may NOT call yourself

What you can call yourself

State Website

Alabama

Interior DesignerRegistered Interior Designer

The State also regulates the practice of ‘Interior Design’

Interior Decorator

 Alabama State Board

Arkansas

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Arkansas State Board

Arizona

None known

Interior Designer

Arizona Board of Technical Registration

California

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

California council for Interior Design Certification

Colorado

The state regulates the practice of Interior Design

Interior Decorator

Connecticut

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

Connecticut Dept of Consumer Protection

Florida

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

Florida Dept of Business Regulation

Georgia

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Georgia State Board

Illinois

Interior Designer

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

Illinois Board of Interior Design Professionals

Kentucky

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Kentucky State Board of Examiners and Registration of Architects

Louisiana

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Louisiana Board of Architectural Examiners

Maine

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Maine Board of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers

Maryland

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Maryland Board of Certified Interior Designers

Michegan

None

Interior Decorator

Michegan Dept of Consumer and Industry Services

Minnesota

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Landscaping, Landscape Architects, Geoscience and Interior Design

Missouri

Registered Commercial Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Missouri Interior Design Council

Nevada

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Nevada Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design

New Jersey

Certified interior designer

Interior Designer

New Jersey legislation website

New Mexico

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

New Mexico Department of Labor

New York

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

New York State Education Department Office of Professions

Ohio

Ohio Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Ohio State website

Oregon

None known

Interior Designer

See OCPID website

Puerto Rico

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

Don't live in Puerto Rico!

Tennessee

Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners

Texas

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Virginia

Certified Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Virginia APELSCIDLA Board

Washington, DC

Interior Designer

Interior Decorator

D.C. Occupational and Professional Licensing Boards

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Registered Interior Designer

Interior Designer

Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing

 

Canada No licensing Interior Designer  

UK

No licensing

Interior Designer

 

Australia

Interior Architect

Interior Designer