Registered Interior Designer Forms/Information

Confirmation of REgsitration

To confirm registration of an individual interior designer click here.  Enter the name OR registration number. Click on the registration number, then click on Create a Certificate.

To confirm registration of a firm click here. Enter the firm name OR registration number.  Click on the registration number, then click on Create a Certificate.

Individuals

The rules and laws are found in the Resources Section of the web site.  Click here for information on the RID seal specifications .

Questions regarding interior designer individual registration should be directed to Cathe Evans at cathe@ncbarch.org

The necessary form and instructions for individual registration for interior designers are found here.

If you prefer to apply on line using a credit card, click here.

If your registration has been revoked or suspended and you wish to apply for reinstatement, use this form

Architects currently licensed in the State of North Carolina are eligible for registration as an interior designer per 21 NCAC 02 .0306(b).  The necessary form is found here.

Registered Interior Designers may log in to their record to make contact information changes or renew their registration by clicking here.

Individual RENEWAL FORMS

The necessary form to renew your registration for 2022-23 is found here.

Firms

Questions regarding interior designer firm registration should be directed to Tyler Barrick at tyler@ncbarch.org

Interior Design Firm Registration form is found here.

Registered Interior Design Firm Registration Scenarios

Refer to 21 NCAC 02 .0204 Forms of Practice

Scenario #1 – Individual RID practicing as a sole proprietor under his/her own name.  Jane Doe, Registered Interior Designer.  All work is done on RID sheets.  No firm registration required.  21 NCAC 02. 0204 (b)(1)

Scenario #2 – Individual RID offering/rendering RID services through a business corporation or limited liability company.  Jane Doe Interior Design, LLC.  All work is done on RID sheets.  Jane Doe is a registered interior designer. Firm registration required. 21 NCAC 02 .0204 (b)(2) and (b)(4)

Scenario #3 – Architects offering interior design services through an architectural firm.  No use of ‘registered interior designer’, architect sealing all work done on A sheets.  Pretty House Architecture & Interiors, PC.  No RID firm registration necessary. 21 NCAC 02 .0204 (a)(2) and (a)(4)

Scenario #4 – RIDs and Architects offering registered interior design services through a licensed architecture firm.  Fred’s Architecture, PC.  RID is sealing work done on RID sheets. Since individuals are offering services as RID, the firm must also hold a RID registration.  21 NCAC 02 .0204 (b)(2) and (b) (4)

Scenario #5 – Out of state architectural firms employing NC registered interior designers and only offering RID services.  Mississippi Architecture & Interiors, PLLC.  Must create a new North Carolina entity for registered interior design only.  For example, Mississippi Interiors, LLC.  All work is done on RID sheets.  21 NCAC 02 .0204 (b)(2) and (b) (4).  This entity, in certain circumstances, may need to put a disclaimer on the firm website.

Scenario #6 – Out of state interior designer offering/rendering  services as a NC RID through a business corporation or limited liability company.  Jane Doe Interior Design, LLC.  All work is done on RID sheets.  Jane Doe is a registered interior designer in NC. Firm registration required. 21 NCAC 02 .0204 (b)(2) and (b)(4)

 

Frequently Asked QueSTIons

As we are developing the processes for registering interior designers and firms, we ask for your patience as procedures, rules and the web site are under construction.

In addition to the FAQ, the Board has published a guidance paper on the definition of the practice of registered interior design.