A professional exam assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of interior design. For most candidates, the exam process begins after a formal education in interior design and upon successfully completing several documented years of on the job supervised experience.

Oregon Registered Interior Design Professional Practice

This exam will be the benchmark standard for Oregon Registered Interior Designers.

National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)
NCIDQ serves to identify to the public those interior designers who have met the minimum standards for national professional practice by passing the third party administered NCIDQ examination.

For additional information on exemptions, grandfathering limits, rules after grandfathering, and other general questions, please visit the FAQ page or contact us.

National Design Specialty or Certification Examinations

These exams are additional qualifications and certifications beyond that required of the Oregon State Registered Interior Designer. These are voluntary certifications for specialty fields offering clients additional expertise and services.

American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID)
Certified Healthcare Interior Designer

LEED Accredited Professional

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LEED Accredited Professional Building Design and Construction
  • LEED Accredited Professional Interior Design and Construction
  • LEED Accredited Professional Homes
  • LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance
  • LEED Accredited Professional Neighborhood Development

Oregon Licensed Design Professionals*

These professionals have passed national or board level examinations and hold state registered licenses in Oregon. They interact with interior designers and provide similar client services within the design, architecture, and construction fields.

* This list may be updated periodically.