Interior Designer

Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing | Licensing Divison


Voluntary registration of professional interior design professionals.

Code Citation Iowa Code Chapter 544C, IAC 193G

Who Applies All with a minimum of a combined 6 years of education/experience who have passed the NCIDQ exam.

When To Apply When the title \\”Registered Interior Designer\\” is desired and after meeting the requirements.

Initial Requirements Complete an educational program; complete work experience; and pass all divisions of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exams as follows: a. A Bachelors degree with 2 years of experience. b. An Associates degree with 4 years of experience. c. A 3-year design program degree and 3 years of experience.

Duration Registrations issued on a biennial basis with A-K renewing in even-numbered years and L-Z renewing in odd-numbered years.

Processing Time 3 to 5 business days.

Fee Structure Initial application and renewal: $275

Renewal Requirements 10 hours of continuing education, which must be HSW hours every biennial renewal period.

Exam NCIDQ or equivalent.

Additional Information None.

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Contact Information
Interior Design Examining Board Administrator
200 E. Grand Ave.
Suite 350
Des Moines, IA 50309