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Interior Designer


Interior designers plan the space and furnish the interiors of private homes, public buildings, and commercial establishments such as offices, theaters, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. Interior designers may also plan additions and renovations to structures.

Licensing Requirements

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professsions, to practice and use the title of certified interior designer in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Fees: (as of February 19, 2010)

The licensure fee for Certified Interior Design is $377.

Licenses Issued and Active

In 2010, there were 34 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 23 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Education Department
Education Building, 2nd Floor
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 140

Standard Occupational Classification

27-1025 - Interior Designers
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Additional Information

American Society of Interior Designers
608 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-6006
Phone: (202) 546-3480

National Council for Interior Design Qualification
1200 18th Street N.W., Suite 1001
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 721-0220
Fax: (202) 721-0221


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/4/12.

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