The Interior Design Legislative Coalition of Pennsylvania (IDLCPA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to advancing the interior design profession through licensing and regulation. IDLCPA was established in the late 1980’s as a statewide coalition. For over two decades the Coalition has worked hard producing two draft bills in the early 1990’s and submitting an exhaustive answer to the Sunrise Evaluation Report required by Pennsylvania legislature in December of 2004. The International Interior Design Association has published the Coalition’s work on the IIDA Knowledge Center, IDLCPA Sunrise Evaluation Report: Defining the Interior Design Profession.
IDLCPA has over 850 members consisting of interior design professionals, students, educators, industry partners, and affiliated professionals. The board has 24 appointed members serving from locations across Pennsylvania.
In 2005, the coalition hired lobbyist firm Milliron Goodman. Working under the guidance of Milliron Associates, IDLCPA submitted an act for interior design licensing in March of 2007. Over the past 16 years, IDLCPA has revised the language of the bill to reflect conversations and compromises we have made with various opposition groups, who have now taken up a position of neutrality due to careful and diligent negotiations. The intent of the bill still fundamentally remains: the licensure and regulation of the profession of interior design.