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Interior Designers

The Iowa Interior Design Examining Board was created as a Title Act in 2006. A person shall not use the title of registered interior designer or any title or device indicating or representing in any manner that the person is a registered interior designer or is practicing as a registered interior designer unless the person is a registered interior designer.  Here we have resources, information about applications, and disciplinary action for interior designers.

Seal and Certificate of Responsibility

The Board is currently working on rules regarding the registered interior design stamp/seal under Iowa Code 544C.14. 
The Board has tentatively approved a seal design, which should include

  • an outside circle with a diameter of approximately 1 3/4 inches.
  • the name of the registered interior designer and the word "Registered Interior Designer"
  • the Iowa registration number and the word "Iowa".

The information block should look similar to:


I hereby certify that the portion of this technical submission described below was prepared by me or under my direct supervision and responsible charge. I am a duly registered interior designer under the law of the state of Iowa.

Signature                                                 Date

Printed or typed name: ____________________________
Registration Number: ______________________________
My registration renewal date is June 30, _______.

Page or sheets covered by this seal: _________________

The Board will be promulgating rules this fall with the official determination on the seal and information block. Once the rules are finalized, they will be posted here.





Continuing Education Resources

If you attend NeoCon or other large conference, please get and keep documentation if a session you take is designated as HSW. You will need the documentation if you are audited.

View the Disciplinary Index

Disciplinary action against non-licensees and discipline against licensees can be found in our online index. Search the index to locate information about a specific action.

Browse the Interior Design Disciplinary Index

Upcoming Meetings

November 6, 2023 at the Board office or via Zoom

Contact the Board via e-mail or call (515) 725-9022 #5.

Time of Application or Renewal Associated Costs
On or before June 30 $275
July 1 - 30


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Board Staff

General, 515.725.9022 #5.
Lori SchraderBachar, Board Administrator —515.725.9030
Kristen Conway, Licensing Specialist —  515.725.9027
Ashley Thompson, PLB Investigator —  515.725.9035
Jennifer Klein, Assistant Attorney General

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2022 2023

February 21 

January 18

May 9

      February 13

        August 15

        April 21

        November 7

                May 8


                  July 17

                      November 6

                      • September meeting agenda
                      • September meeting minutes

                        Pursuant to Executive Order 10, the Iowa Professional Licensing & Regulation Bureau will be reviewing its existing Administrative Rules in accordance with the schedule. More information about Executive Order 10 is available on the Department of Management’s website.

                        Agency Rules Administrator

                        The Agency Rules Administrator is the official responsible for the administration of the agency rulemaking process. If you have any questions about current or pending agency rules for the Board, contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

                        Agency Rules Administrator
                        Interior Design Examining Board
                        200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
                        Des Moines, IA 50309
                        Phone: (515) 725-9022
                        Fax: (515) 725-9033

                        The Iowa Legislature has tools available in order to keep up-to-date with the rulemaking process.

                        Paper applications are no longer accepted. To submit an online application, new and returning users should log into My Iowa PLB.