California Council For Interior Design Certification (CCIDC)

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We are a service company that can help you file with the California Council For Interior Design Certification (CCIDC). We are not associated with this nor any other government agency. We offer paid services and software to help you file. You are not required to purchase our service to file - you may file directly with this agency without using our service.

Contact Information

Physical address:
365 W Second Ave, Suite 221
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-294-1936

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We track the following licenses with the California Council For Interior Design Certification (CCIDC) in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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California Interior Designer Certification

Agency:California Council For Interior Design Certification (CCIDC)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:Not Set
Exam Required?Yes
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?Not Set

Initial Registration


There are 4 paths to certification:

  • Path 1 is for Applicants who meet minimum education or experience-only requirements but who are still in the process of completing the necessary education/work experience, may take the IDEX California® Examination.  After successfully passing the IDEX California® Examination, these candidates must submit the required proof of education/work experience, as listed under the Categories of Certification, in order to complete the certification process. 
  • Path 2 is for Qualified Candidates eligible to complete the certification process upon passing the IDEX California. 
  • Path 3 is a streamlined and cost saving path, for Candidates who have previously passed an approved national design exam, to become certified after successfully passing the IDEX California.
  • Path 4 is a Path, for Candidates who would like to become Certified with a commercial designation, after successfully passing the IDEX California. 
Filing Method:


Agency Fee:

Fees depend on which path to certification the applicant takes:

  • The fee for Paths 1 and 2 is $700
  • The fee for Paths 3 and 4 is $600

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:


Agency Fee:

Renewal fees vary:

  • $275 for 2-Year Basic Certification Renewal Fee (Includes ID card only)
  • $300 for 2-Year Certification Renewal with Digital Stamp Fee (Includes ID Card & Digital Image Stamp)
  • $325 for 2-Year Certification Renewal with Stamp Fee (Includes ID Card & Rubber Stamp)
  • $350 for 2-Year Certification Renewal with Both Stamps Fee (Includes ID Card, Digital Image Stamp & Rubber Stamp)

Biennially by the date of issuance.

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