Texas Interior Design Continuing Education Requirements

Micène Fontaine, Dec 25, 2017 12:00:00 PM

texas1Texas interior designers are required to complete 12 CEPHs every year - including 1 Sustainable Design and 1 Barrier-Free Design credits.
  • CE Requirement:  12 CEPHs (Continuing Education Program Hours) annually. All 12 CEPHs must qualify as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW) credits. At least 1 of the 12 hours must be related to Barrier-Free Design (♿) and at least 1 must be related to Sustainable or Energy-Efficient Design (🍃).
  • Renewal Date:  December 31 of every year.
  • CE Reporting Cycle:  Annual - Credits must be earned in the calendar year immediately preceding the license renewal date, meaning credits must be earned between January 1 and December 31. 
  • Acceptable Coursework:  The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners does not pre-approve courses or providers of continuing education. Courses approved by IDCEC under the HSW designation are generally acceptable. Use your professional judgment to determine if an activity meets the Board's criteria as summarized in this post and - most importantly - as detailed on Board's regulations.
  • Reporting of Credits:  Providers cannot report continuing education credits earned to the Texas Board, neither can registrants. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits:  Members are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 5 years from date of completion. 
  • Audit:  A random sample of registrants will be audited. If audited (and only if audited), registrants will be asked to produce proof of compliance in the form of a CEPH log and corresponding certificate of continuing education or transcript showing courses completed.
  • 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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