The Connecticut Coalition of Interior Designers (CCID) is a not for profit organization representing, promoting and informing on the positions of the interior design community. (As a professional business organization, membership in CCID is not an endorsement of interior design competency).
The Coalition is the unified voice for practicing interior designers in Connecticut, regardless of their business association affiliation. It works to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public by promoting the level of competency which the (NCIDQ) sets for minimum standards of practice. It acts both administratively and legislatively on regulatory matters impacting the practice of interior design in Connecticut.
And; it shares ASID’s paramount concern of fostering a favorable climate for right to practice by focusing on current and future legislative issues of the interior design profession.
WHAT WE DO
The Connecticut Coalition of Interior Designers works to:
- Clarify the concerns of building officials and legislators regarding the scope of work interior designers practice in relation to the services offered by architects and other design providers.
- Explain the need for interior design certification in regard to public safety, consumer benefits, and right to practice.
- Resolve interdisciplinary issues related to interior designers and their practice.
- The purpose of the Coalition’s legislative activities is to promote:
|WHO interior designers are by establishing the practice as a recognized design profession.
WHAT constitutes the scope of interior design as separate from other design professions.
WHEN building officials and fire marshals may accept interior design documents for permitting purposes.
THAT interior designers may collaborate with other design professionals and ensure that interior designers may hire them as consultants as necessary.
HOW the profession should be regulated with a legislated board.
WHY interior design registration is important. It will enable Connecticut consumers to choose among various design professions according to the consumers’ level of need and scope of project.
CCID Newsletter Spring/Summer 2014