Friday, October 12, 2018

Lights, Cabinets, Legal Action? Incredible Interior Designers Require Licensing

Unlicensed practice of interior design is punishable as a class E felony in NY.

In New York State, not just anyone can work as an interior designer. In fact, only a licensee, known as a Certified Interior Designer (CID), may prepare and administer “interior design documents (including drawings, schedules and specifications) which pertain to the planning and design of interior spaces including furnishings, layouts, fixtures, cabinetry, lighting, finishes, materials, and interior construction not materially related to or materially affecting the building systems” pursuant to Education Law §8303.

Read the full article by Andrew Lieb, Esq. here