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Interior Design Fact Sheet




The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers was originally created in 1984 and in 1999 was given the authority by the Louisiana Legislators to regulate the practice of interior design under its jurisdiction.

But what does that mean?

Why is the Interior Design profession regulated?

The practice of Interior Design is regulated by the Board in order to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

The practice of interior design involves life safety codes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, fire or building codes, or any other regulatory code or ordinance.

The Board accomplishes this mission by ensuring that those entering the professional practice of Interior Design meet and maintain the qualifications, standards and professionalism required to competently practice their profession in Louisiana. All applicants must meet the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements before obtaining a registration and the Board must evaluate each application to ensure those minimum qualifications are met.

The Board’s licensees possess the knowledge, skills and abilities that enable them to meet the needs of their clients, the public and their communities. The Board investigates complaints against Registered Interior Designers and/or individuals who are practicing interior design without a license and disciplines individuals who are found to have violated the law.

Registered Interior Designers are charged with protecting the public. They have been educated, examined, have gained years of experience, and must annually attend continuing education to stay up to date in their profession.


Louisiana State Board of Interior Designers

11736 Newcastle Avenue, Bldg. 2, Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Phone 225-295-8425 | Fax 225-304-6655







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