The Council for Certified Virginia Interior Designers (CCVID) is a not-for-profit coalition committed to advancing the interior design profession through voluntary certification.
Since 1990 Certification for Interior Designers has been in place in Virginia establishing protections for the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
CCVID is an advocate for defending the right to practice for Certified Interior Designers, successfully working in 2012 to stay de-certification efforts initiated by the “Governor’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring”. CCVID, Partnered with Principle Advantage a Virginia lobbying firm, in implementing a robust strategy of outreach and lobbying which included a grassroots campaign that engaged Certified Interior Designers from around the state, outreach to the Governor’s Administration as well as key committee members in the House and Senate, presentations in committee, and an ultimately successful effort to have the language removed from the legislation.
CCVID seeks a collaborative partnership with all regulated design professionals, including architects, engineers, landscape architects, and surveyors, in its effort to spread awareness of the role of interior designers as part of the professional design team. This includes promoting legislation that provides opportunities for interior designers, but does not restrict the practice or the use of the title "interior design".
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