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RULE §5.31Registration by Examination

(a) In order to obtain Interior Design registration by examination in Texas, an Applicant shall demonstrate that the Applicant has satisfied the educational and professional experience eligibility requirements adopted by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) to sit for the NCIDQ examination, and shall successfully complete the NCIDQ examination or a predecessor or other examination deemed equivalent by CIDQ as more fully described in Subchapter C of this chapter.

(b) Alternatively, prior to December 31, 2018, an Applicant may obtain Interior Design registration by examination by successfully completing the Architectural Registration Examination or another examination deemed equivalent by NCARB after fulfilling the prerequisites of §1.21 and §1.41 of this title relating to Board approval to take the Architectural Registration Examination for architectural registration by examination. This subsection is repealed effective January 1, 2019.

(c) An Applicant for Interior Design registration by examination who, as of January 1, 2018, has been approved to take the examination by the Board and has paid all application maintenance fees associated with the application, may qualify for registration by successfully completing the NCIDQ or other qualifying examination and satisfying:

  (1) the educational and professional experience required by CIDQ to sit for its examination; or

  (2) the educational and professional experience requirements adopted by the Board and in effect at the time the application was filed.

(d) In accordance with federal law, the Board must verify proof of legal status in the United States. Each Applicant shall provide evidence of legal status by submitting a certified copy of a United States birth certificate or other documentation that satisfies the requirements of the Federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. A list of acceptable documents may be obtained by contacting the Board's office.

Source Note: The provisions of this §5.31 adopted to be effective August 2, 2000, 25 TexReg 7166; amended to be effective October 11, 2001, 26 TexReg 7855; amended to be effective April 4, 2004, 29 TexReg 3469; amended to be effective March 30, 2006, 31 TexReg 2456; amended to be effective July 13, 2008, 33 TexReg 5318; amended to be effective June 13, 2010, 35 TexReg 4700; amended to be effective February 21, 2011, 36 TexReg 928; amended to be effective September 18, 2013, 38 TexReg 6039; amended to be effective March 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 2162; amended to be effective January 11, 2017, 42 TexReg 14; amended to be effective January 1, 2018, 42TexReg 7403

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