Notice of Intended Action

Registration; continuing education, 2.2(1), 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2(3)

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ARC 3841C


Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to registration and continuing education and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Interior Design Examining Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 2, "Registration," and Chapter 3, "Continuing Education," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 544C.3.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 544C.

Purpose and Summary

The rules in Chapter 2 describe the process for registration. The proposed amendments to Chapter 2 clarify the continuing education requirements for reinstatement of registration and list the fee for a formal wall certificate in the fee section. The rules in Chapter 3 describe licensees' continuing education requirement as a condition of registration renewal. The proposed amendments to Chapter 3 rescind the definition of "self-directed activity" as the term is no longer used and modify the number of continuing education hours required.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 193—Chapter 5.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 10, 2018. Comments should be directed to:

Lori SchraderBachar

Interior Design Examining Board

200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 350

Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Public Hearing

A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

July 10, 2018

Board Office, Suite 350

9 a.m.

200 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.

Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subrule 2.2(1) as follows:

2.2(1) It is the policy of the board to mail send to each registrant at the registrant's last-known address a notice of the pending expiration date approximately one month prior to the date the certificate of registration is scheduled to expire. Failure to receive this notice does not relieve the registrant of the responsibility to timely renew the certificate and pay the renewal fee.

Item 2. Amend rule 193G—2.3(544C,17A) as follows:

193G—2.3(544C,17A) Reinstatement of certificates of registration. An individual may reinstate a lapsed certificate of registration to active registration by doing the following:

1. to 3. No change.

4.Submitting documented evidence of completion of 5 contact hours of continuing education for each year or partial year since the registrant's last renewal year in active status with a maximum of 20 contact hours. 10 continuing education hours, which should have been reported on the June 30 renewal date on which the applicant failed to renew, and 5 continuing education hours for each year or portion of a year of expired registration up to a maximum of 20 continuing education hours. All continuing education hours must be completed in health, safety, and welfare subjects; be acquired in structured educational activities; and be in compliance with requirements in 193G—Chapter 3. The continuing education hours used for reinstatement may not be used again at the next renewal and shall not have been earned more than four years prior to the date of the application to reinstate.

Item 3. Amend rule 193G—2.4(544C) as follows:

193G—2.4(544C) Applications. Persons applying for initial, renewal, or reciprocal registration shall submit an application on a form provided by the board and shall pay a registration fee of $275. Certificates issued to registrants with last names beginning with A through K shall expire on June 30 of even-numbered years, and certificates issued to registrants with last names beginning with L through Z shall expire on June 30 of odd-numbered years. An applicant applying for initial, reciprocal, or reinstatement registration within 12 months from the applicant's required renewal date shall pay half of the required fee. An applicant applying for initial, reciprocal, or reinstatement registration more than 12 months from the applicant's required renewal date shall pay the full registration fee.

Type of fee


Initial registration fee


Reciprocal registration fee


Formal wall certificate




Late renewal fee


Reinstatement of lapsed registration


Item 4. Rescind the definition of "Self-directed activity" in rule 193G—3.1(17A,272C,544C).

Item 5. Amend subrule 3.2(3) as follows:

3.2(3) A registered interior designer who holds a registration in Iowa for less than 12 months from the date of initial registration shall not be required to report continuing education at the first registration renewal. A registered interior designer who holds a registration in Iowa for more than 12 months, but less than 24 months from the date of initial registration, shall be required to report 6 5 contact hours (with a minimum of 4 contact hours in HSW subjects in a structured activity), earned in the preceding 12 months at the first registration renewal.

Interior Design Examining Board

This Organization is a part of the Professional Licensing and Regulation Bureau

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 7/10/2018.

Official Document

  • Registration; continuing education, 2.2(1), 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2(3)
  • Published on 6/20/2018
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Rule 193G-2.2(1) Rule 193G-2.3 Rule 193G-2.4 Rule 193G-3.1 Rule 193G-3.2(3)


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