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ID – Interior Design Instructor Qualifications


ID Instructor Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, 5 years professional experience in the field, and 1 year teaching experience

Revised Date: 6/26/1995

  • Demonstrated competence for Interior Design is determined on a course-by-course basis. For each course, the instructor must have minimum of five years professional experience in interior design or related field. Related fields may include but are not limited to: architecture, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, textiles, or similar.

Revised Date: 3/07/2005

ID 125 Computer Drafting for Interior Designers using Chief Architect Software:

  • The candidate shall have at least 5 years of full-time professional experience in the field of interior design.
  • The candidate shall have at least 3 years of professional experience using Chief Architect software, and is able to produce a portfolio of work generated in professional practice.
  • In addition, it is preferred that the candidate has taken at least one training class given by the manufacturer of the software or through an accredited institution.
  • The candidate must demonstrate at least two years of teaching experience, or two years of leadership and training experience in lieu of teaching experience, or an equivalent combination.
Related Instruction:

ID121, ID132, ID133, ID138, ID236 include embedded Related Instruction in Computation, Communication and Human Relations. In order to teach these courses, instructor must have

  • Completed college-level algebra or higher Math OR documented competent business involvement and ownership (for Computation)
  • Completed college-level writing course (for Communication)
  • Documented teaching experience or supervisory work experience (for Human Relations)

Related Instruction changes approved: April 3, 2018

ID Instructor Qualifications prior to April 2018