Each applicant for registration must meet the interior design education and practical training requirements adopted by rule by the board, and have passed an examination prescribed by the board that is task-oriented, focused on public safety, and validated by a recognized testing agency. The bureau shall register an individual who submits an application to the board on the form and in the manner prescribed by the board as a registered interior designer if the individual satisfies the following requirements:

   1.  Submits written proof that the individual has successfully passed the national council for interior design qualification examination, or its equivalent.

   2.  Has completed any of the following:

   a.  Four years of interior design education plus two years of full-time work experience in interior design.

   b.  Three years of interior design education plus three years of full-time work experience in interior design.

   c.  Two years of interior design education plus four years of full-time work experience in interior design.

   3.  Submits the required registration fee to the board.