|PA HOUSE BILL 807 (Session 2007-2008)||PA HOUSE BILL 1521 (session 2009-2010)||PROPOSED 2011 BILL (session 2011‐2012)|
|1||Regulated the term "Interior Designer", " Registered Interior Designer" and "Registered Design Professional".||Regulates the term "Registered Interior Designer" and "Licensed Interior Designer". Interior Designer is not regulated and remains in the public domain.||Regulates the term "Registered Interior Designer" and "Licensed Interior Designer". Interior Designer is not regulated and remains in the public domain.|
|2||Regulated "Interior Design Services" by defining services provided by interior designers.||Only regulates services that are defined as "Regulated Interior Design Services." These are interior design services that are already regulated by abiding building codes and laws in Pennsylvania.||Does not regulate any interior design services currently practiced. The act only provides an ability for "Registered or Licensed" interior designers to expand their services providing "code-regulated" interior design services for profit code-regulated interior design services are those services of interior design that are currently regulated under applicable
building codes and can only be performed by registered architects.)
|3||No signing and sealing of drawings.||Provides for the signing and sealing of drawings by those licensed under the Act.||Provides for the signing and sealing of interior design drawings by those licensed under the Act.|
|4||Defined "Decorating Services" as a separate entity different from "Interior Design Services."||Does not define "Decorating Services" and provides a clear definition of "Non-regulated Interior Design Services," meaning services that are not currently regulated under abiding PA building codes.||Does not define or regulate any services of "interior design" or related professions. Act is limited to providing for and defining "code-regulated" interior design services that may be performed by those Registered.|
|5||Outlines the formation of the PA State Board of Interior Designers||Outlines the formation of the PA State Board of Interior Designers||Outlines the formation of the PA State Board of Registered Interior Designers|
|1||Minimum 4 year "accredited" degree to be eligible.
|Must hold a baccalaureate or higher degree from a
Regulatory Board-approved program with two years diversified experience or completion of IDEP.
|Must hold a degree from a State Board-approved program with two years diversified experience or completion of IDEP.|
|1||Grandfathering expired on December 31, 2011; three (3) years after potential bill passage.||Grandfathering expires on December 31, 2016; six (6) years after potential bill passage.||Grandfathering expires six (6) years after potential bill passage.|
|2||Applicant who passes only NCIDQ section 1 and 2 of exam and who has more than 10 years working experience and completes 15 hours of CEU's would be eligible to be grandfathered.||Applicant who passes Board required sections of the
NCIDQ (or board approved equal), who has 5 years of working experience and completes 10 hours of CEU's would be eligible to be grandfathered.
|Applicant who either passes the NCIDQ or Board-approved examination, or has 15 years practicing code-regulated interior design (legally under the supervision of a licensed professional).|
|3||Applicant who has more than 20 years experience and has completed 20 hours of CEU's would be grandfathered. (no exam requirement)||Applicant who is 50 years of age by application deadline (12/31/2016) with 15 years of experience must complete 10 hours of CEU's to be licensed. (no exam requirement)||No age requirement has been applied to grandfathering.|
|EXEMPTIONS - All exemptions noted must adhere to current architectural laws and statues as adopted under the Commonwealth|
|1||Exemption for retail sales and consultation in a retail location.||Exemption for retail sales and consultations in a retail location and in the home.||EVERYONE is exempt as the act is optional. The Act is only a requirement for those who wish to practice "code-regulated" interior design that currently can only be performed by a registered architect.|
|2||Exemption for residential decorating.||Exemption for "Non-regulated Interior Design Services."||See above.|
|3||Exemption for shop drawings or construction management for those ordinarily involved in construction work.||Exemption for shop drawings or construction management for those ordinarily involved in construction work.||See above.|
|4||No specific exemption for commercial furniture dealers.||Exemption for commercial furniture dealers doing layouts and specifications for furniture sales.||See above.|
|5||No specific exemption for individual K&B retailers.||Exemption for an individual or business working as a Kitchen and Bath retailer. Please note some K&B services may still be restricted under architectural law.||See above.|