Any use of the title "Certified Interior Designer," within New York State requires licensure.
To be licensed as a certified interior designer in New York State you must:
- be at least 21 years of age
- meet education and examination requirements
- meet experience requirements
- be of good moral character
You must submit an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 161, Section 8305 of New York Education Law and Section 52.18 and Subpart 79-3 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.