(225 ILCS 310/3)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8203)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
As used in this Act:
"Accredited institution" means an institution accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, an accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education, or a curriculum or transcript approved by the Board per a registration applicant's application.
"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the registrant's registration file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Board" means the Board of Registered Interior Design Professionals established
under Section 6 of this Act.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Email address of record" means the designated email address recorded by the Department in the applicant's application file or the registrant's registration file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit.
"Interior technical submissions" means the designs, drawings, and specifications that establish the scope of the interior design to be constructed, the standard of quality for materials, workmanship, equipment, and construction systems, and the studies and other technical reports and calculations prepared in the course of the practice of registered interior design.
"Practice of registered interior design" means the design of interior spaces
as a part of an interior alteration or interior construction project in conformity with
public health, safety, and welfare requirements, including the preparation of
documents relating to building code descriptions, project egress plans that require
no increase capacity of exits in the space affected, space planning, finish
materials, furnishings, fixtures, equipment, and the preparation of documents
and interior technical submissions relating to interior construction.
"Practice of registered interior design" does not include:
(1) The practice of structural engineering as defined
in the Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989, the practice of professional engineering as defined in the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989, or the practice of land surveying as defined in the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.
(2) Services that constitute the practice of
architecture as defined in the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989, except as provided in this Act.
(3) Altering or affecting the structural system of a
building, including changing the building's live or dead load on the structural system.
(4) Changes to the building envelope, including
exterior walls, exterior wall coverings, exterior wall openings, exterior windows and doors, architectural trim, balconies and similar projections, bay and oriel windows, roof assemblies and rooftop structures, and glass and glazing for exterior use in both vertical and sloped applications in buildings and structures.
(5) Altering or affecting the mechanical, plumbing,
heating, air conditioning, ventilation, electrical, vertical transportation, fire sprinkler, or fire alarm systems.
(6) Changes beyond the exit access component of a
(7) Construction that materially affects life safety
systems pertaining to fire safety or the fire protection of structural elements, or alterations to smoke evacuation and compartmentalization systems or to fire-rated vertical shafts in multistory structures.
(8) Changes of use to an occupancy of greater hazard
as determined by the International Building Code.
(9) Changes to the construction classification of the
building or structure according to the International Building Code.
"Public member" means a person who is not a registered interior designer,
educator in the field, architect, structural engineer, or professional
engineer. For purposes of board membership, any person with a significant
financial interest in the design or construction service or profession is
not a public member.
"Registered interior designer" means a person who has received registration
under Section 8 of this Act. A person represents himself or herself to be a "registered interior designer" within the meaning of this Act if he or she holds himself or herself out to the public by any title incorporating the words "registered interior designer" or any title that includes the words "registered interior design".
"Responsible control" means the amount of control over detailed professional knowledge of the content of interior technical submissions during the preparation as is ordinarily exercised by registered interior designers applying the required professional standard of care. Merely reviewing or reviewing and correcting an interior technical submission or any portion thereof prepared by those not in the regular employment of the office where the registered interior designer is a resident without control over the content of such work throughout its preparation does not constitute responsible control.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
(Source: P.A. 102-20, eff. 1-1-22; 102-1066, eff. 1-1-23; 103-154, eff. 6-30-23.)