Friends and Members of IIDA,

The stories shared through your calls, letters, and outreach are essential in raising awareness about the ways the current interior design certification process must be improved. Many thanks to all of you who have reached out in the past several months to have your voices heard. IIDA continues to push for the law in California to provide you with the tools needed to succeed in California both independently and as part of a corporate partnership, including consistency across the state in access to the permitting process.

IIDA thanks Assembly member Fiona Ma for sponsoring the most recent initiative to improve the business environment for consumers and interior designers in California. This initiative, supported by the Interior Design Coalition of California (IDCC), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) seeks to ensure drawings submitted by qualified interior designers in California will be universally accepted for review by building officials in the State. As many of you are aware, the author decided to withdraw the bill to allow more time for issues to be resolved.

IIDA is committed to advancing the profession of interior design, and continues to work so that the laws regulating interior design are best aligned with the work that you do – daily – to improve the health, safety, and welfare of all who inhabit the spaces you design. Getting there is an ongoing process, and we look forward to your continued involvement as we carry on!

IIDA Southern California Chapter 
Board of Directors