Interior Design

Baylor University discloses that  Interior Design will fulfill state/territory educational requirements for professional licenses.

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in Interior Design Degrees.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in Interior Design Degrees. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program advisor. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum Meets the requirements in these states and US Territories, Does NOT Meet the requirement in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
AlaskaN/A
ArizonaN/A
ArkansasCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
CaliforniaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
ColoradoCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
ConnecticutCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
DelawareN/AMeets
FloridaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
GeorgiaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
HawaiiN/A
IdahoN/A
IllinoisCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
IndianaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
IowaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
KansasN/AMeets
KentuckyCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
LouisianaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
MaineCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
MarylandCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
MassachusettsN/AMeets
MichiganN/AMeets
MinnesotaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
MississippiCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
MissouriCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
Montana
NebraskaN/A
NevadaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
New HampshireN/A
New JerseyCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
New MexicoCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
New YorkCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
North CarolinaN/A
North DakotaN/A
OhioN/A
OklahomaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
OregonN/A
PennsylvaniaN/A
Rhode IslandN/A
South CarolinaN/A
South DakotaN/A
TennesseeCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
TexasCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
UtahCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
VermontN/AMeets
VirginiaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
WashingtonN/A
West VirginiaN/A
WisconsinCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
WyomingN/A
American SamoaN/A
District of ColumbiaCouncil for Interior Design QualificationMeets*
GuamN/A
Northern Mariana IslandsN/A
Puerto RicoN/A
US Virgin IslandsN/A

*To be eligible to sit for the NCIDQ exam, a candidate must have both educational and professional work experience. NCIDQ is currently the only nationally recognized professional Interior Design certification in the United States and Canada. Twenty-seven states plus D.C. require the NCIDQ for registration or licensure for Interior Designers. Students graduating from the Baylor Interior Design program meet the four-year educational path with a Bachelor degree from a CIDA accredited program. In addition to the 4 years of education, they are required to have 2 years of work experience (affirmed by a direct supervisor or sponsor).

 CIDQ – Council for Interior Design Qualification

 CIDA Council for Interior Design Accreditation

Revised January 25, 2021