(225 ILCS 310/8)
(from Ch. 111, par. 8208)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2027)
Requirements for registration.
(a) Each applicant for registration shall apply to the Department in
writing on a form provided by the Department. Except as otherwise provided in
this Act, each applicant shall take and pass the examination approved by the
Department. Prior to registration, the applicant shall provide substantial
evidence to the Board that the applicant has completed the education and work experience requirements to sit for the NCIDQ examination administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification, has successfully passed the NCIDQ exam, has maintained an active NCIDQ certification, and:
(1) is a graduate of a 5-year interior design or
(b) In addition to providing evidence of meeting the requirements of
subsection (a), each applicant for registration as a registered interior designer shall
provide substantial evidence that he or she has successfully completed the
examination administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification.
(b-5) Each applicant for registration shall pay to the Department the required registration fee,
which is not refundable, at the time of filing his or her application.
(b-10) Each applicant for renewal or reinstatement of registration under this Act shall have completed continuing education as set forth by the Department by rule. The Department shall consider the recommendations of the Board in establishing requirements for continuing education requirements but shall be no less than 10 hours of continuing education in the areas of health, safety, and welfare every 2 years.
(c) An individual may apply for original registration prior to passing the examination. He or she shall have 2 years after the
date of filing an application to pass the examination. If evidence and documentation of passing the examination are received by the Department later than 2 years after the individual's filing, the application shall be denied and the
fee forfeited. The applicant may reapply at any time, but shall meet the requirements
in effect at the time of reapplication.
(d) Upon payment of the required fee, which shall be determined by rule,
an applicant who is an architect licensed under the laws of this State may,
without examination, be granted registration as a registered interior designer by the Department provided the applicant submits
proof of an active architectural license in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19; 102-1066, eff. 1-1-23