The Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Interior Designers’ statute requires this Board to approve courses to be used in fulfilling a Louisiana Registered Interior Designers’ annual CEU requirement. This statute states the Board shall only consider for approval courses that contain content relative to the Health, Safety and Welfare of the public. Courses that have been granted an HSW designation by IDCEC or AIA will be approved (typically within 48 hours of submission). Courses that haven’t been reviewed by either entity may be submitted for review, but it will take a minimum of 90 days as the Board has to vote on approval at a regularly scheduled meeting. Please do not submit courses that IDCEC has designated as General or that AIA has not designated as HSW, as they will be denied. If the course has been approved by both IDCEC and AIA, the approval will be processed based on the designation from IDCEC.
What is the IDCEC definition of HSW-Health, Safety, Welfare?
IDCEC defines a health, safety, and welfare (HSW) designated CEU as one where a minimum of 75% of the CEU content covers knowledge and practice of interior design that is focused on protection of the public and the environment. The subject of these CEUs can include, but is not limited to, codes, fire and life safety systems, sustainability, barrier free, energy compliance (HVAC, water, acoustics, electrical, etc.).