Licensure and Certification Information
In the University’s BFA in Interior Design program students can start the path towards becoming a Certified Interior Designer. Specific education and work experience requirements exist to be eligible to sit for the NCIDQ Examination. Students that complete this are eligible to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination.
For the BFA Interior Design program:
- Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for Interior Design licensure in LA and NV.
- Our curriculum meets the educational requirements for registration as an Interior Designer in AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KY, ME, MD, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, PR, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI.
- We have not yet made a determination if our curriculum meets the Interior Design licensure requirements in AS, GU, MP and VI.
The following states do not regulate Interior Design licensure: AK, AZ, CO, DE, HI, ID, KS, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, VT, WA, WV and WY.
Please note that we are currently working through the states' requirements and will update this information as we make the determinations. Students who are interested in working in any of these states are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state board to confirm that jurisdiction’s requirements.
Click the link below for contact information on State licensure boards.
Click here for more information on Licensure & Professional Certification Disclosures.