The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), formerly known as FIDER, is a specialized accrediting agency, accrediting interior design programs at colleges and universities in North America.
Refer to CIDA's website to see if a particular interior design program is accredited.
Applicants who have an architecture degree from a program that is not accredited by NAAB should contact the board to discuss the options available.
Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in interior design from a program not accredited by CIDA have two options for meeting the education requirement:
Applicants for the Alternative Review Program must have a minimum of five years work experience in interior design and must be able to document competencies based on current CIDA standards in specific areas.
Visit CIDQ's website for more information on the ARP.
Applicants with a minimum of a bachelor's degree in interior design who did not graduate from a CIDA-accredited program may apply to NSBAIDRD to have their educational program evaluated to determine if it is substantially equivalent to a CIDA-accredited program. These applicants may apply under one of two provisions:
All applicants must have a minimum of two years of interior design experience.
Applicants for registered interior design may gain the required experience through the process set forth by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ).
Visit the CIDQ website for more information on gaining and documenting qualified work experience.
All applicants must pass the NCIDQ Exam. Those who passed the exam earlier than October 2000, must also pass the Nevada Supplemental Exam.
The NCIDQ Exam is a three-part exam designed to measure minimum competency in the practice of interior design. For more information on the NCIDQ exam, refer to the CIDQ website.
The Nevada Supplemental Exam was created pursuant to NRS 623.200 to test registered interior designer applicants in additional technical and professional knowledge not covered on the NCIDQ Exam prior to October 2000.
Upcoming Nevada Supplemental Exams - April 8, 2022
|Application Forms (if sent from the board office)||$ 25|
|Written Examination for Registration as a Registered Interior Designer (Nevada Supplemental Exam)||$100|
|Applications which require special action by the board (Non-CIDA Education Evaluation)||$300|
|Certificate (one time fee, upon initial registration)||$125|
|Annual Registration (prorated for initial registration in November or December)||$ 90|
|Stamp (registration by examination only)||$ 25|
|Late renewal of an expired certificate within 1 year after expiration (in addition to annual registration fee)||$220|
|Late renewal of a certificate which has been expired for more than 1 year, but not more than 3 years (in addition to annual registration fee)||$300|
|Restoration of a revoked certificate||$300|
|Replacement of a certificate||$ 30|