This year has been quiet in Georgia following last year’s historic passing of HB-231. Professional Registered Interior Designers in the State of Georgia can now stamp their own drawings for non-load bearing commercial drawings. Below is the new stamp issued by the Georgia Board of Architects and Interior Designers. To read the Bill and new Rule, and for specifications for having your stamp made, please visit: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/architects/Notice and SD 50-9-.07 July 2010.pdf
Why is there Interior Design Legislation and why should you become a Registered Interior Designer? As stated so clearly on the IIDA website, Advocacy Page: “Interior Design Legislation helps establish and maintain professional standards that help to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public.” A Registered Interior Designer has made the commitment to better themselves by continued education, advanced participation in the profession of Interior Design and represents a growing number of professionals that the general public can call on and count on for sound professional design advice.
If you have the qualifications and credentials to get registered, please go to the State Board of Architects and Interior Designers website and start the process! Georgia Interior Designers need your help and support. This level of professional qualification will allow you to rise to the top of the field of Interior Designers. We encourage all Interior Designers to strive for this level of professional qualification. It will give you the top credential above other designers who may be applying for the same job, looking for the same promotion or
Here is the link to get started with your registration process http://sos.georgia.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=23
INTERIOR DESIGN ADVOCACY ACROSS THE USA
Both ASID and IIDA have made huge commitments for supporting Interior Design Legislation in every state. Both organizations connect designers across the country on a regular basis to discuss issues related legislation. State chapters are leaning on each other to share information and support each other including: fund raising methods, types of legislative programs, etc. To read more and learn what states have which types of legislation, go to:
IIDA National Website
ASID National Website