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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.


  • 2017 spring renewals will begin on May 15th.
  • Generally, those interior designers with a last name beginning with L through Z will need to renew by June 30th. To check on the status of your registration, go to There is a grace period where you may still renew until July 30th and pay a late penalt.y
  • Click here for the paper renewal form, You must renew via paper, online renewals are not available.

    Continuing Education Requirement for Active Status:
    • Registered for less than 12 months: No continuing education required.
    • Registered more than 12 months but less than 24 months: At least 6 hours, with at least 4 hours in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) subjects in a structured activity.
    • Registered for 24 months or more: At least 12 hours of continuing education is required, with at least 8 hours in health, safety, and welfare (HSW) subjects in a structured activity.A maximum of 4 hours may be in self-directed activities.
    • All classes must be completed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017 (or the date of renewal, whichever is sooner.)

Interior Design Brochure

2016 List of Lapsed Registrations

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 
Next meetings are currently scheduled as follows:
October 10, 2017 at the Board office.

Adopted and Filed

ARC 3024C | Proposed Amendments to Chapters 1, 5, 6 and 7.
Rules become effective May 17, 2017

ARC 3025C | Proposed Amendments to Chapters 2, 3 , and 8.
Rules become effective May 17, 2017

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