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The State Interior Design Registry provides an avenue for the consumer to identify the qualifications of a certified interior designer. Registered designers have documented, verified, diversified Experience, accredited Education, CIDA, and a successful completion of a national qualifying Examination,  NCIDQ. The examination addresses current building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, ethics, and protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare.




  • Under IC25-1-5.5, the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) shall maintain an electronic registry of all interior designers who apply electronically for registration through the website and meet the registration requirements under IC-25-20.7-3 and swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that all representations and information provided to IPLA are true and pay the required registration fee.

  • Indiana’s Interior Design Registry is administered through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency,




  • An interior designer must qualify to take the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam and pay an annual fee to become and remain actively NCIDQ certified. NCIDQ certification establishes “global standards of competence for health, safety and welfare in the interior design profession” to help elevate the profession.

  • There are several routes an Interior Designer can take to qualify for the NCIDQ exam. Please visit to learn about the possible paths.

  • Once a person obtains NCIDQ certification, they can voluntarily become a Registered Interior Designer (RID) in the state of Indiana. Architects who hold an Indiana Architect license number can also become Registered.

  • Active Registration allows one to use the RID appellation to identify themselves as Interior Designers who have the education, experience, and credentials to create spaces that are safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing.


To apply for Interior Design Registration, visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.





  • RID’s must complete 12 continuing education units (CEU’s) every two years.


To renew an Interior Design Registration, visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.



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