Legislative Issues Have an Impact on IDS Members

    The Interior Design Society board and staff carefully monitor legislative activity that could have a negative impact on IDS members. Through committee work and our continued interest in the activities of the Institute for Justice, IDS provides members an “eye on Washington.” At the heart of our work is preserving our members’ constitutional rights, such as free speech…in this case, the right to call oneself an interior designer.

    At its June 2008 meeting, the Interior Design Society Board of Directors approved position statements that clearly state where our organization stands on two key issues, title or practice legislation, and certification.

    IDS position statement on Legislation:

    The Interior Design Society is of the opinion that title or practice legislation is not in the best interest of its members, the general public or the government.

    IDS position statement on Certification:

    Certification is a step toward professional growth. It is a way to gain a body of knowledge that benefits our members, and in turn the general public and does not create a financial burden for the government. It is a continued education tool that will allow our members to distinguish themselves from their peers and display their proficiency.

    IDS has alliances to fight legislation with NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry), along with other organizations that oppose interior design legislation.