Colorado Interior Design Coalition
Colorado is represented in legislative efforts by the Colorado Interior Design Coalition (CIDC). This not-for-profit, volunteer organization created in 1996 acts as the Interior Design profession’s leading advocate for legislative concerns in the state of Colorado. Their collective goal is to establish standards and legal recognition for the practice of interior designers as it relates to the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Currently in Colorado, there is specific language contained within the Architect’s Practice Act that addresses Interior Design regulation. This piece of legislation, known as a “Permitting Statute”, allows qualified interior designers to submit plans for permit within their specified scope of service.
Further information on the current Colorado statute can be found here.
This law is the first of its kind nationally, and was a great success for CIDC when it became law in 2001. However acceptance of the Permitting Statute in the state’s numerous code jurisdictions has not been uniform. For these reasons, the statute has been cumbersome for qualified interior designers to use with confidence, and confusing for code officials. CIDC is monitoring this legislation to ensure our permitting rights continue and to provide clarification for code officials.
The Colorado chapter seeks to advance the profession of Interior Design by constantly advocating with you and for you to shape the Future of Design. IIDA will continue to support CIDC and will keep you informed as the legislation process continues. As a nonprofit, your support is crucial to the strength of the coalition. To join CIDC, volunteer or to make a donation, please visit the Colorado Interior Design Coalition’s website today at www.cidc-colorado.org