The interior design program leading to the Bachelor of Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503.
The CIDA-accredited program prepares students for entry-level interior design practice, for advanced study, and to apply for membership in professional interior design organizations. The Bachelor of Interior Design granted by The University of Louisiana at Lafayette meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements.
The last CIDA accreditation visit was Fall 2017; the next CIDA accreditation visit is scheduled to occur in Fall 2023. The last NASAD accreditation visit was in the Spring of 2018; the next NASAD accreditation visit is scheduled to occur in the Spring of 2026.
Louisiana State Board of Interior Designers
The Louisiana State Board of Interior Designers ensures that those entering the professional practice of Interior Design meet and maintain the qualifications, standards and professionalism required to competently practice their profession in Louisiana. All applicants must meet the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements before obtaining a registration and the Board must evaluate each application to ensure those minimum qualifications are met.
The Board’s licensees possess the knowledge, skills and abilities that enable them to meet the needs of their clients, the public and their communities. The Board investigates complaints against Registered Interior Designers and/or individuals who are practicing interior design without a license and disciplines individuals who are found to have violated the law.