Interior Designer Certification Details

Interior Designer Certification

General Info - Statewide License

This license may be issued by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation to those individuals who complete the required education and have passed the National Council of Interior Designer Qualification examination (NCIDQ).

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    Approval time

  • $76.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. The applicant shall be at least 18 years old.

  2. Have passed the National Council of Interior Design Qualification Examination or its equivalent.

  3. Have satisfied education and experience requirements necessary to qualify for the National Council of Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ), or its equivalent, as determined by the Board.

Apply for the License

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Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. A continuing education unit consists of 10 hours of study. of which 1 hour must focus on principles of green (sustainable) design.

  2. Your green design course must be approved by both IDCEC and the U.S. Green Building Council.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact Information

Iris Beasley, Board Administrator


Tel: (410) 230-6261

Work hours:


Why the License is required?

The State Board of Certified Interior Designers certifies and regulates certified interior designers. The Board also investigates complaints against certified interior designers.

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?

Certified Interior Designers are regulated under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 8 and the Code of Maryland Regulations