TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1255 INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION TITLE ACT
SECTION 1255.50 ENDORSEMENT


 

Section 1255.50  Endorsement

 

a)         An applicant who is licensed/registered under the laws of another state or territory of the United States or of a foreign country and who wishes to register as an interior designer shall file an application, on forms provided by the Division, together with:

 

1)         Certification of an interior design degree from a program approved by the Division in accordance with Section 1255.30;

 

2)         Certification of professional experience specified in Section 1255.40;

 

3)         Certification from the state or territory of the United States or the foreign country in which the applicant was originally licensed/registered and any location in which the applicant predominantly practices and is currently licensed/registered, stating:

 

A)        The time during which the applicant was licensed/registered;

 

B)        Whether the file of the applicant contains any record of disciplinary actions taken or pending; and

 

C)        Examinations taken and examination scores received;

 

4)         The required fee specified in Section 1255.65.

 

b)         In lieu of subsections (a)(1) and (2), the Division will accept certification from the National Council for Interior Design Qualification .

 

c)         The Division may require additional information to determine:

 

1)         if the requirements in the state, territory of the United States or foreign country at the time the applicant was licensed/registered were substantially equivalent to the requirements then in effect in Illinois; or

 

2)         if the requirements of another state, territory of the United States or foreign country, together with education and professional experience qualifications of the applicant, are substantially equivalent to the requirements in Illinois at the time of application.

 

d)         The Division, upon recommendation of the Board, shall determine substantial equivalency based on, but not limited to, certification from the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications; education, training and experience, including, but not limited to, whether the applicant has had special honors or awards, has had articles published in professional journals, or has written textbooks relating to interior design; and any other attribute that the Director of the Division accepts as evidence that the applicant has outstanding and proven ability in interior design.

 

e)         The Division shall either issue registration by endorsement or notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for denying the application.

 

(Source:  Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 16364, effective October 18, 2013)