New Jersey Interior Design Continuing Education Requirements

Cindy Grant, Sep 22, 2020 9:01:00 AM

New Jersey State Seal Continuing Education

Certified New Jersey interior designers are required to complete 12 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years.

  • CE Requirement:  12 Continuing Education Credit Hours (CECHs) every reporting period. Of which, 6 CECHs must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits
  • Renewal Deadline:  September 30 of even years.
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Biennial - Credits must be earned within the 2-year period preceding their certificate renewal deadline (e.g. October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2022, for the September 30, 2022 renewal). 
  • Acceptable Coursework:  The New Jersey State Board of Architects’ Interior Design Examination and Evaluation Committee generally accepts courses approved by IDCEC under the HSW designation. It is up to the licensee to determine whether the activity meets the Board’s requirements. As always, final discretion is up to the Board.
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers cannot report continuing education credits earned to the Board. Registered interior designers are required to attest to the completion of CE requirements as a condition of renewal. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits:  Certified designers are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 5 years from the date of completion.
  • Audits:  All interior designers registered in New Jersey are subject to audit by the Board and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the CECHs claimed at renewal.
  • Carry-Over:  Not permitted.
  • Are you registered in another state? If so, check out the Interior Design Continuing Education Requirements. 
  • Also maintaining a professional membership? Check out the continuing education requirements for ASID and IIDA.
  • Have any questions? Post comments or questions on this blog or contact Design Arts Seminars, Inc.
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