Louisiana Registered Interior Designer Annual Requirement:
Louisiana Registered Interior Designers are required to complete 5 hours of LSBID (Louisiana State Board of Interior Designers) approved Continuing Education each calendar year. Louisiana law requires that only courses that are designated as Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) be approved by LSBID. Courses that are designated as ‘general’ will not be approved for LSBID credit.
The first year a license is granted, the licensee is exempt from the CEU requirement.
Once a licensee has reached the age of 65, they become exempt from the annual CEU requirement. Please check with any professional organizations to be certain you still meet their annual requirement.
Verifying LSBID Approval (recommended prior to attending a course):
You can verify approved courses by using the CEU course search.
Please be aware that just because a course is being advertised as ‘approved’, ‘IDCEC approved’, ‘ASID approved’, or ‘IIDA approved’ does NOT automatically mean it is LSBID approved.
Looking for available courses?
Use our CALENDAR to determine if we are aware of any live approved courses being offered.
Use the CEU COURSE SEARCH to find courses that can be completed on your own schedule.
How to apply to get a course LSBID approved?
The licensee or the provider can apply to have a course approved.
If the course has been previously approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) or AIA for HSW – Health, Safety, and Welfare, then the course will be approved by the LSBID upon submission of a completed course approval APPLICATION.
If the course has not yet been approved by the IDCEC or AIA for HSW, the course must go through a formal review process to determine if it meets the IDCEC’s definitions of health, safety and welfare. A completed course approval APPLICATION must be submitted.
What is the IDCEC definition of HSW – Health, Safety, Welfare?
IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) defines a health, safety, and welfare (HSW) designated CEU as one where a minimum of 75% of the CEU content covers knowledge and practice of interior design that is focused on protection of the public and the environment. The subject of these CEUs can include, but is not limited to, codes, fire and life safety systems, sustainability, barrier free, energy compliance (HVAC, water, acoustics, electrical, etc.).
How to submit proof of attendance to LSBID:
You will be required to submit proof of attendance annually.
You may also choose to fax or email your attendance certificate as soon as you complete a course so that it will be added to your Continuing Education attendance. Your provider may also choose to send their sign-in sheet to our office in lieu of providing individual certificates.
Repeating a course for CEU credit:
According to LSBID rules, once you have completed a CEU for LSBID credit, you may not repeat the course for LSBID credit unless it has been 3 years since you previously took the course.