Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:3178

A.(1)  All persons registered or licensed to use the title “interior designer”, “registered interior designer”, or “licensed interior designer” on January 1, 2000, shall be qualified for interior design registration under the provisions of this Chapter upon application to the board, provided that their license is not inactive, expired, suspended, or revoked.

(2)  Any person licensed on January 1, 2000, who has not passed the required examination by January 1, 2003, shall show completion of one of the following prior to having the certificate of registration renewed:

(a)  Passage of the building and barrier free code section of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification examination.

(b)(i)  Completion of fifteen hours of board-approved continuing education classes relating to building and barrier free code regulation.

(ii)  Any hour earned for continuing education pursuant to this Section shall be in addition to any other continuing education required by this Chapter.

(iii)  However, any person who has within the three years prior to January 1, 2000, completed fifteen hours of approved continuing education on building and barrier free code regulation shall not be required to complete the fifteen hours of continuing education related to building and barrier free code regulation as provided in this Subparagraph.

(3)  Prior to January 1, 2000, or until he completes the requirements of this Section, the interior designer may retain the title “licensed interior designer” and retain all rights and duties granted to registered interior designers, conditioned upon the licensed interior designer complying with all requirements of this Chapter.

B.  All persons who are sixty-five years of age or older and who are authorized to use the term “licensed interior design” on January 1, 2000, shall not be required to establish proof of passage of the required examination or to otherwise comply with the provisions of Subsection A of this Section.  However, such persons shall comply with all other requirements of this Chapter.

Acts 1999, No. 426, §1.