Role of Design Education
Completing a degree, either an associate or bachelors, is becoming increasingly more important to the interior design profession. Currently, 26 states and jurisdictions have licensing requirements for interior design practitioners. In many of these states, you cannot even call yourself an interior designer unless you meet or exceed a certain level of accredited education and in some cases pass the qualifying exam administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Regulation of interior design practice continues to become increasingly wide spread. To find out what your state requires of interior design practitioners, review the registration law fact sheet.
One of the most important decisions you can make in your career as an interior designer is the kind of education and training you get before you begin. Click here for more information about choosing a course of study.