(a) Any individual, including, but not limited to, persons claiming an exemption pursuant to Section 34-15B-9, who, without possessing a valid certificate of registration as provided in this chapter, uses the title or term “interior designer” or “interior design,” or who, within the context of the practice regulated by this chapter uses the phrase “Interior Designer,” “Interior Design Consultant,” or “Interior Design Services” in any sign, card, listing, advertising, business name, stationery, or in any other manner implies or indicates that he or she is an interior designer shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(b) Any individual, including, but not limited to, persons claiming an exemption pursuant to Section 34-15B-9, who, without possessing a valid certificate of registration as provided in this chapter and without further specific approval by the board as a registered interior designer, uses the title or term “registered interior designer” or “registered interior design,” or who, within the context of the practice regulated by this chapter uses the phrase “registered interior designer,” “registered interior design consultant,” or “registered interior design services” in any sign, card, listing, advertising, business name, stationery, or in any other manner implies or indicates that he or she is a registered interior designer shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(c) Any individual who, without possessing a valid certificate of registration as provided in this chapter, engages in the practice of interior design shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(d) This section shall become effective January 1, 2002, the intent of the Legislature being that individuals shall have a reasonable period in which to comply with the provisions of this chapter.