NJ State Certification
Who is a New Jersey Certified Interior Designer?
A New Jersey Certified Interior Designer is one who has applied and been approved by The New Jersey Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee as having fulfilled the requirements of education, examination and experience set forth in the New Jersey Interior Designer’s Certification Act and therefore permitted to use the appellation CID or NJCID after his/her name.
What is The New Jersey Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee?
The Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee was created within the Division of Consumer Affairs under the New Jersey State Board of Architects pursuant to P.L. 2002, c. 86 (N.J.S.A. 45:3-31 et seq.). The Committee is responsible for protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare by evaluating the qualifications of interior designers seeking certification in this State, establishing standards for certification, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements.
Rule N.J.A.C. 13:27-9.4, set forth the certification requirements for certified interior designers, to benefit the public and applicants for certification. The educational and examination requirements for potential certificate holders ensure that well qualified interior designers will be qualified to provide services that will protect and benefit the public. Certificate holders will benefit from the public confidence in the profession resulting from certification.
What does the appellation CID or NJCID represent?
The appellation after the designer’s name with the corresponding certification number shows that the designer has been certified by the New Jersey Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee.
CID – Certified Interior Designer
NJCID – New Jersey Certified Interior Designer
For further information on certification, go to: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/int