Board Newsletter Now Available
The August 2022 Edition of Columns, The Newsletter of the Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers is now available.
The President’s Message
The Executive Director’s Message
Expired License Report
New Board Rules Now In Effect
As of June 1, 2022, the Board rules have been amended. Please review them by clicking here. Questions should be directed to Cathe Evans at email@example.com
March 2022 Newsletter
The Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers March 2022 Newsletter is now available. Some highlights include the Enforcement Report, the president’s message and the new Policy Statement on NCGS 83A.
Board Office Pandemic Procedures
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the North Carolina Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers has adjusted its work policies and operations to protect the health and safety of our staff, Board members, the general public and licensees.
The Board office at 434 Fayetteville St, Suite 2005, Raleigh, NC 27601 is open to the public by appointment only. We have technology in place to allow Board operations to continue without interruption. We suggest that any items that must be mailed to the Board office be sent via USPS, but not certified or registered mail as someone may not be there to sign for it. FEDEx and UPS will place flat envelopes under the door if a signature is not required.
All forms, rules and laws and general board information can be found on the web site www.ncbarch.org The Board office phone number is 984-328-1161. Please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP.
For questions related to Continuing Education and Firm Registration, contact Tyler Barrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other questions regarding architect licensure or general information contact Julie Piatek at email@example.com
For Cathe Evans, Executive Director email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries related to interior design registration, official complaints, rules or laws or from Building Code Officials should be directed to Cathe Evans.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Board Proposes Rule Amendments
As required by GS 150B-19.1 (c), the Board is posting proposed text of rules to be amended, repealed and adopted. The document as filed with the Rules Review Commission is found here.
Interior Designer Registration NOW OPEN!!!
Individuals who wish to apply for registration as an interior designer may now do so by completing the form at this link.
The rules and qualifications are found here.
21 NCAC 02 .0306 INTERIOR DESIGN REGISTRATION
(a) Those individuals who wish to become registered to practice as a registered interior designer in North Carolina,
shall demonstrate that they have satisfied the educational and professional experience eligibility requirements
adopted by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) to sit for the Council for Interior Design
Qualification Examination (NCIDQ), shall successfully complete the NCIDQ Examination and submit the Board
application for registration and fee. Revocation of the certificate by NCIDQ shall automatically suspend the interior
designer’s registration to practice in North Carolina until such time as the certificate is reinstated by NCIDQ.
(b) An architect may be granted registration to practice interior design so long as they are currently licensed and in
good standing in the State of North Carolina and submit the Board application for registration and fee.
(c) The Board in order to augment the evidence submitted in an application may interview with the applicant to
satisfy the Board, or its designee that the applicant has had sufficient interior design practice experience to be able to
competently practice registered interior design in this state.
(d) The standards of the CIDQ and NCIDQ and its components are hereby incorporated by reference including
subsequent amendments and editions, and can be accessed at no charge at www.cidq.org.
New Temporary Rules In Effect
Senate bill 188 is now in effect, as such, the Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers has TEMPORARY RULES in effect. You may view the SB 188 and the rules in the resources section of the Board web site. Question regarding the new law and temporary rules should be directed to Cathe Evans at email@example.com.
Session Law Allows for Registration of Interior Designers
On July 8, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper approved SB 188 An Act to Allow For Registration of Interior Designers and Modify the North Carolina Board of Architecture.
Over the next few months, the Board will make the transition to become the Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers. The Board staff will be implementing a myriad of changes, including those to our database, forms, administrative procedures, rules and website.
If you have questions related to becoming a registered interior designer, please email Cathe Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are not yet available, but we anticipate an announcement sometime after December 1, 2021.
Building code officials who may have questions can also contact Cathe Evans at email@example.com . The Board and stakeholders are studying the new statutory wording and plan address concerns that may arise. We hope to have a guidance document similar to the Seal Brochure published by the end of the year.
We appreciate your patience as we make these changes to our processes.
August 2021 Board Newsletter Now Available
The August 2021 Board of Architecture Newsletter is now available. Some highlights are:
2021-2022 Renewal Notices – Due by June 30
Renewal for 2021-2022 is due by June 30, 2021. All licenses expire on June 30, regardless of when they were issued. Please be sure to renew your license by June 30 to avoid late fees or disciplinary action.