Legislative Update: Important Changes to Assembly Bill 434
July 22, 2013

This bill allows those with a degree from an accredited architectural program to become registered as an interior designer.

What are the important changes in the bill?

The passage of this bill allows those who have or will obtain a degree from an accredited architectural program to become a licensed interior designer in the state of Nevada, following the successful completion of an interior designer application.

Who does this change affect?

This change affects all current registered architects and students graduating from an accredited architectural program.

When does this bill go into effect?

The bill becomes effective October 1, 2013.

Why is this important?

For the past 25 years, the state of Nevada imposed requirements that made it difficult for a student graduating from an accredited architectural program or a registered architect to become a licensed interior designer. A registered architect wishing to be a licensed interior designer required those individuals to seek additional schooling to fulfill the necessary requirements. The changes to AB434 makes it possible for architects to become registered interior designers without completing more coursework.

To read the complete bill, click here:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB434.pdf 

Other Helpful Resources:?

• National Architectural Accrediting Board: http://www.naab.org/?

• Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design - Applications: ?http://www.nsbaidrd.state.nv.us

• National Council for Interior Design Qualification – Exam: http://www.ncidq.org/?

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