The Advocacy Committee of IIDA New England is proud to highlight various milestones, events, or news updates related to the advancement of the Interior Design profession.

Advocacy Bills Reach the State House: Show Your Support!

The ball is rolling! IIDA New England hasbeen working with Representative Elizabeth Poirier and Senator Barbara L'Italien on House Bill 2826 and Senate Bill 132, "An Act Relative to Advancing the Profession of Interior Design," which would create an optional route to state registration for interior designers.

More specifically, the bill would (a) ensure those working in the profession of interior designer are treated equally and fairly, (b) generate small business growth, and (c) entice recent graduates to remain in the Commonwealth to utilize their skills and put their degree to use.

We are please to tell you that our message has resonated very well with members of the Legislature. To continue the momentum of support, we need you to contact the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

For additional information, read our letter to our members.

New NCIDQ Practicum Exam Format

In the Fall of 2017, the NCIDQ exam transitioned to "PRAC 2.0" and marked the first time the Practicum portion of the exam series was administered on a computer. This change came as a result of a study the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) produces every 5 years that analyzes the practice of interior design. The latest research shows that technology has become integral to the daily roles and responsibilities of interior designers. CIDQ's decision to transition to computer aided drafting for the Practicum Exam comes as a means to reflect this current work environment.

PRAC 2.0 will now be given at Prometric testing centers, just as the IDFX and IDPX are currently administered. The exam utilizes the same software as the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) version 5.0.

Contact the Advocacy Committee

If you would like to become more involved, have questions about current legislation, or want to learn more about advocacy efforts in New England, email [email protected].