CLCID DirecLink newsletter April 2013


  • Joint Legislative Sunset Review Hearing for CCIDC
  • Original IDEX prep classes
  • CALGreen Workshop
  • Reference  Manual For Interior Designer
  • Benefactors
  • Direct Link editorials

Joint Legislative Sunset Review Hearing
March 19, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development co-chaired by Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. (Chair), the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committees represented by Assembly-member Richard Gordon (Chair), and G. V. Ayers, Staff Consultant to the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee held a Joint Oversight Hearing for Sunset Review of six (6) state boards and one (1) council.
California Council for Interior Design Certification was represented by:
  • Robert E. Wright, Chair;
  • Patsy Zakian-Greenough, CID, Board Member & Chair-Elect,
  •  Douglas R. Stead, Executive Director.

CCIDC’s representatives provided a brief history of the Certified Interior Designer law and responded to a list of issues that were sent to them by the JLSRC in the form of a Background Paper.

CLCID along with several Professional Groups, Organizations  and Individuals testified either supporting CCIDC’s responses or expressing concerns with the existing law.

The JLSR Committee staff believes that it is appropriate to clarify Issue #4 in the Background Paper relating to acceptance of certified interior designer plans and designs by local building departments. The staff recommends a stakeholders meeting that will include ALL interested parties before acceptable amendments can be drafted.  Any legislative proposal must allow building officials to retain the authority to accept submittals from architects, engineers, interior designers, building designers and owners, as appropriate to protect the public health, safety and welfare as stated in the letter by Senator William A. Craven to Building Officials in 1991 (LINK). We are waiting to hear the date and time for the stakeholders meeting.

The JLSRC staff has requested a written response from each Board and Council on the Issues and recommendations raised in the Background Paper (LINK) for the Joint Oversight Hearings held on March 19. The written response is to be submitted to the BP&ED Committee office by April 18th. Senator Price has introduced Bills which extend the sunset dates for each board.

The Sunset Bill for Interior Design is SB308. The written responses will assist the Senate and Assembly Committee staff in drafting amendments to the sunset bills to be heard by the Senate BP&ED Committee on April 29, 2013.

Once the amendments are agreed upon, by all of the stakeholders, the JLSRC will add them to SB 308. CLCID will let our members know if any further action will need to be taken by our members to ensure that ALL interior designers will continue to practice their profession.

 A full report can be found on the CLCID website. (LINK)

CLCID represents the entire Interior Design profession on issues that are important to our members and their practice sign up today as an individual member at     

Original IDEX California Prep Class in 2013

Those who took the Original IDEX California Prep Class in the last few weeks are now prepared to take the California Interior Design Exam (IDEX California). They gained:

  • knowledge of the current California Standard Building Codes
  • applicable review of business practices and processes
  • an overview of professional ethics that protect you, the public, your clients and colleagues
  • targeted essential interior design fundamentals
  • 0.8 CEU’s approved for CCIDC & NKBA
These classes are not only for those who want to take the exam but for those who want to be well versed In CA codes and regulations that are specific to the IDEX-CA.

Class Instructor: Carol Lamkins, CID, CMKBD, principal of Design Vision, LLC, shares her knowledge and skills in helping interior designers pass the IDEX-CA. The students have demonstrated a 98% IDEX CALIFORNIA pass rate.

THE ORIGINAL IDEX CALIFORNIA PREP CLASS is offered two times a year in the Spring and  in the Fall in preparation for the IDEX-CA exams. Go to  for future dates and times.

CLCID Code & Regulations Reference Manual
for Interior Designers

CLCID has the most complete Codes and Regulations Resource Manual for Interior Designers.  We now include a comprehensive index that makes it easy for you to find any code or regulation that you might need for clarification on your project. Those who purchased a manual prior to the index being included will be receiving an email with information on obtaining a copy of the index or you can to request your copy.

This manual is a must have for the library of all Interior Designers. Go on to and order yours today.

The Reference Manual is also an excellent resource if you are studying for the IDEX exam. A special discount is given for the manual when you sign up for the Original IDEX California Prep Class.

Green California Summit!

July will bring publication of the latest changes to CALGreen, California’s mandatory green building code. On April 19, at the Green California Summit, code experts from the Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development will lead you through the latest developments.

This professional training session is a chance to hear directly from those involved in the development of the code – and to ask any questions you might have about CALGreen basics or how the code will evolve in the future. For more information and to register go to Green California Summit. The location is the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. The time is from 1-4pm.


As with many non-profit organizations (501-C3), CLCID depends on your contributions to operate. Funds are always needed and we have several ways you can help;

  • Become a Member – go to
  • Benefactor – as a benefactor, your name will appear on CLCID’s website and your contribution is tax-deductible.
  • Purchase the 2011 Code & Regulation Reference Manual, includes CALGreen.
  • Take our IDEX CA Prep Class – the “Original” with a demonstrated (98%) exam pass rate.

CLCID’s Board of Directors is an all volunteer staff that manages the day to day operations of our coalition. If you are interested in taking a more active role, apply for a board position and/or serve as an assistant. You can contact us at for more information.


DirectLink would like to post some of your editorials. If you have an article, awards or something you wish to share with CLCID members, please email your submissions to; no later than the 10th day of every month. Please note; CLCID reserves the right to publish.

Social Media

In order to keep the design community better informed we have our web site and have set up Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts to expand communication with our members. We encourage you to sign-up for the ones that best serve you and your business.

CLCID wishes all of our members
a very prosperous and successful 2013


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