Get Your Interior Design License
Get ready to start your interior designer career—but see if you need licensure.
Becoming a Licensed Interior Designer
As you begin working as an interior designer, all of the education, job experience and testing leads up to one last hurdle: licensure. Several U.S. states and jurisdictions (including Puerto Rico) and seven Canadian provinces currently have laws on the books that require an interior design license for professional designers.
Each governing body has a unique set of criteria an interior designer must meet in order to practice. It is important to understand the interior design license requirements early in the process, so that there will be no surprises when you apply for licensure. The following states have interior designer licensing requirements:
U.S. States with Interior Designer Licensure Requirements
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In addition, four states have interior design licensure bills introduced. These include Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and South Carolina.
Canadian Provinces with Interior Designer Licensure Requirements
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
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