Georgia Governor Signs Legislation to Recognize Registered Interior Designers

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New law recognizes interior designers as qualified to complete design drawings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 2, 2010) | The American Society of Interior Designers and its members applaud the State of Georgia, Gov. Sonny Purdue (R) and Rep. Sean Jerguson (R) on the passage of HB 231, a law that will allow registered interior designers to draft, seal and sign their own technical drawings for state approval. The bill was signed into law on June 2, 2010, and passed by a vote of 122 to 21.

“This legislation will go a long way in helping to make professional design services more efficient for the general public,” said Associate Director of Government and Public Affairs at ASID, Ryan Day.

The new law recognizes that registered interior designers are qualified in their own right to complete design drawings and will reduce costs for consumers.

“Previous requirements called for architectural or structural review even though there were no structural alterations in the design plans. These requirements significantly inflated project costs and increased costs for consumers,” Day noted.

In order to become a registered interior designer in the state of Georgia a designer must complete formal education in technical aspects of interior design, work under another registered designer for a specific time period and pass the certification exam.

For more information please contact Ryan Day, ASID Associate Director of Government and Public Affairs, at (202) 675-2345 or

About ASID: The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 36,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.

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