(a) An individual holding a certificate of registration shall not be subject to the 2,500 square feet limitation or other limitations contained in subsection (b) of Section 34-2-32. An individual holding a certificate of registration shall be authorized to practice interior design in any building or space within a building consisting of a total area of less than 5,001 square feet, and not intended for assembly occupancy, except schools, churches, auditoriums or other buildings intended for assembly occupancy of people. Provided, nothing shall prevent an interior designer from preparing designs, drawings, and specifications for selection, use, or location of finishes, materials, equipment, furnishings, furniture, fixtures, and personal property; or administering contracts for fabrication, procurement, or installation in connection with finishes, materials, equipment, furnishings, furniture, and personal property. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of Section 34-2-32, any and all officials of this state or of any city, town, or county charged with the enforcement of laws, ordinances, or regulations relating to the construction or alteration of buildings are hereby authorized to accept or approve plans or specifications and issue permits on the same, prepared by any individual holding a certificate of registration, provided the plans or specifications are consistent with this subsection.

(b) An individual holding a valid certificate of registration and further authorized as a registered interior designer shall be authorized to practice interior design in any building, regardless of square footage or usage, and shall not be subject to any limitations contained in subsection (b) of Section 34-2-32.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (c) of Section 34-2-32, any and all officials of this state or of any city, town, or county charged with the enforcement of laws, ordinances, or regulations relating to the construction or alteration of buildings are hereby authorized to accept or approve plans or specifications and issue permits on the same, prepared by individuals authorized as registered interior designers, provided such plans or specifications are consistent with subsection (b), and the plans and specifications are within the definition of the practice of interior design under this chapter. An individual authorized as a registered interior designer may submit drawings, plans, or specifications with other licensed professionals if such work is outside the scope of the practice of interior design.