CLCID DirecLink newsletter February 2013

February 2013


The New Year brings on new challenges and opportunities for Interior Designers in California and a busy year for CLCID. Read on for the latest news and events.


  • Joint Legislative Sunset Review for CCIDC
  • Original IDEX prep classes
  • CALGreen Workshop
  • Reference  Manual For Interior Designers
  • CLCID Board Meeting
  • Benefactors
  • Direct Link editorials

Joint Legislative Sunset Review Hearing for CCIDC

The hearing has been set for March 18th in the state Capitol starting at 1pm, in Room 3191. There are seven other boards that will be reviewed on that day, CCIDC is scheduled last.  We are encouraging our members and association members to send a letter to Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., the Chairman of the Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee (JLSRC).

Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. Chair
Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee
State Capitol, Room 2053
Sacramento, CA  95814

Re:     March 18, 2013 Sunset Review for CCIDC,
CBPC Section 5800 Certified Interior Designers

Attached is a sample letter that CCIDC is encouraging everyone to send to the JLSRC prior to March 18th to show support for the current certification program and the changes that CCIDC is requesting to their statute. Please make sure you use your own business letterhead or personal stationary when sending the letter. We know the senators who are going to be on the committee but we still do not know the assembly-persons that will comprise the rest of the Joint Legislative Sunrise Review Committee. As soon as we know we will be sending out a list of all of the committee members so that you can contact the members that represent your district and encourage them to support the current certification program and the requested changes to the statute.

Please click here to download the Sample Letter.

If you have not read the report or wish to revisit the changes that CCIDC are requesting, you can do so by visiting:

CLCID is again offering the
Original IDEX California Prep Class in 2013

Prepare for the California Interior Design Exam (IDEX California) with a concise, 8-hour class that focuses on the exam contents. Included are over 80 pages of handout information.

You will GAIN:

  • 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

Full-day class or Webinar – $326
Special “Early Bird Fee” $296 ends 12 days prior to the beginning of each class date.

Southern California:
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Hosted by Maison Stone located at 3120 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa

Northern California:
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Hosted by Riggs Distributing located at 1755 Rollins Rd., Burlingame

Web Interactive on-line class series:
Class of four 2-hour sessions March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (must attend all 4 sessions).

Visit the “IDEX Classes” page at for more information and to register.

Attention Certified Interior Designers – $100 off the IDEX Prep Class Webinar (over 30% discount!)
Refresh your knowledge of the California Codes and get 1.0 CEU credit for CCIDC (0.8 for NKBA)
Download the flyer for all of the details and email with your name and CID # to receive your registration discount code.

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.

Spread the word – THE ORIGINAL IDEX CALIFORNIA PREP CLASS is definitely a key for success in passing the exam for Interior Design Certification in the State of California. –  Go to  to register for the Original IDEX 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.

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.

American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) Conference

Builders, HERS raters, trade contractors, architects, interior designers and students are invited to attend this conference on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
For more information visit:

CLCID Board Meeting

We held our Board meeting on January 15th in San Leandro. The next Board meeting will be in Southern CA in July. More details to follow. All members are welcome to attend the open portion of the Board meetings.


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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