(b) In addition to providing evidence of meeting the requirements of
subsection (a), each applicant for registration as a registered interior designer shall
provide substantial evidence that he or she has successfully completed the
examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design
Examinations for applicants under this Act may be held at the direction of
the Department from time to time but not less than once each year. The scope
and form of the examination shall conform to the National Council for Interior
Design Qualification examination for interior designers.
(b-5) Each applicant for registration shall pay to the Department the required registration fee,
which is not refundable, at the time of filing his or her application.
(c) An individual may apply for original registration prior to passing the examination. He or she shall have 2 years after the
date of filing an application to pass the examination. If evidence and documentation of passing the examination are received by the Department later than 2 years after the individual's filing, the application shall be denied and the
fee forfeited. The applicant may reapply at any time, but shall meet the requirements
in effect at the time of reapplication.
(d) Upon payment of the required fee, which shall be determined by rule,
an applicant who is an architect licensed under the laws of this State may,
without examination, be granted registration as a registered interior designer by the Department provided the applicant submits
proof of an active architectural license in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 100-920, eff. 8-17-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)