Form DBPR ID4002 "Interior Design Continuing Education Providers and Course Application" - Florida

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INTERIOR DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION HANDBOOK
INSTRUCTIONS, APPLICATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
FOR INTERIOR DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION
Application Checklist begins on page 13
If you have any questions or need assistance completing this application, please contact the Department
of Business and Professional Regulation, Customer Contact Center, at 850.487.1395.
Applicants are cautioned to read questions thoroughly. Be certain that all questions are answered
truthfully and that all requested information is submitted with the application.
PREAMBLE
The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design recognizes continuing education for the sole
purpose of building upon the basic knowledge of interior design, thereby increasing protection of public
health, safety and welfare. Section 481.215(3), Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires interior designers
licensed by the state to complete 20 hours of continuing education within a given renewal period in order
to renew a license. Courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the board or
department. This handbook is generated to familiarize those interested in becoming a provider with
established requirements and afford licensees an in-depth understanding of the criteria necessary to
maintain this mission. Courses taken to fulfill the required number of hours in specialized or advanced
topics of the Florida Building Code, must be approved as such by the Florida Building Commission.
For further information, you may contact the department at 850.487.1395 or write to the Department of
Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Professions – Bureau of Education and Testing, 2601
Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0791.
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INTERIOR DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION HANDBOOK
INSTRUCTIONS, APPLICATIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
FOR INTERIOR DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION
Application Checklist begins on page 13
If you have any questions or need assistance completing this application, please contact the Department
of Business and Professional Regulation, Customer Contact Center, at 850.487.1395.
Applicants are cautioned to read questions thoroughly. Be certain that all questions are answered
truthfully and that all requested information is submitted with the application.
PREAMBLE
The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design recognizes continuing education for the sole
purpose of building upon the basic knowledge of interior design, thereby increasing protection of public
health, safety and welfare. Section 481.215(3), Florida Statutes (F.S.), requires interior designers
licensed by the state to complete 20 hours of continuing education within a given renewal period in order
to renew a license. Courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the board or
department. This handbook is generated to familiarize those interested in becoming a provider with
established requirements and afford licensees an in-depth understanding of the criteria necessary to
maintain this mission. Courses taken to fulfill the required number of hours in specialized or advanced
topics of the Florida Building Code, must be approved as such by the Florida Building Commission.
For further information, you may contact the department at 850.487.1395 or write to the Department of
Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Professions – Bureau of Education and Testing, 2601
Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0791.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page Number
Definitions......................................................................................................................................... 3
Continuing Education Requirement Overview ................................................................................. 5
Course Information ........................................................................................................................... 7
Provider Information ......................................................................................................................... 8
Licensee Responsibilities ............................................................................................................... 10
Licensees Seeking Individual Credit .............................................................................................. 10
Board Responsibilities .................................................................................................................... 10
Department Responsibilities .......................................................................................................... 11
A Guide to Understanding Florida’s Interior Design Continuing .................................................... 12
Education Course Numbering System
Provider and Course Fees and Checklist ...................................................................................... 13
Provider and Course Application………………………………………………………………………...14
Forms for Provider Use:
Continuing Education Evaluation Summary Form ............................................................ 17
Provider Course Evaluation Summary Form .................................................................... 18
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DEFINITIONS
Automatic Provider
and Course:
Organizations recognized by the board and department whose courses are
automatically accepted for interior design continuing education without pre-
review or approval including: The Interior Design Continuing Education Council
(IDCEC), the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), The
American Institute of Architects (AIA) as reflected in their Continuing Education
System (CES), the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
(NCARB), the Construction Industry Licensing Board, the Building Code
Administrators and Inspectors Board, and providers and courses that have been
approved for architecture continuing education.
Board:
The Board of Architecture and Interior Design establishes rules for the effective
implementation of Chapter 481 Part I, F.S.
CEH:
Continuing education hour. One CEH is equal to 50 minutes.
Non-classroom hours will be reviewed on an hour for hour basis.
Course Levels
Level I:
Instruction level which teaches licensees how to apply knowledge, practical
concepts and basic professional skills to frequently encountered problems;
includes acquisition, awareness, identification and review.
Level II:
Level of instruction which expands beyond basic professional skills including
application, coordination, assessment and preparation.
Level III:
A level of instruction which teaches licensees how to apply practical concepts
and professional skills to complex problems, or newly emerging or highly
specialized subject areas including mastery of skills, evaluation, management
and supervision.
Department:
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
Educational
Instruction:
Programs of learning which contribute directly to professional competency
following licensure.
Florida Building Code
Advanced Course:
Advanced instruction in the Florida Building Code curriculum as established or
accredited by the Florida Building Commission. This course is a renewal
requirement for February 28, 2007 and subsequent renewals.
Log of Learning:
A log of learning may consist of diaries, summary of activities, photographs,
receipts, etc., which are created contemporaneously during a specified period of
study.
Optional Topics:
Any area associated with the practice of interior design not specified as a related
topic.
Provider:
A person or entity approved by the board or department who is directly
responsible for making continuing education courses available to licensees.
Qualified Course:
A course that meets the board’s standard and has been approved by the board
or department.
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Qualified Instructor:
Any individual or group which could include individual practitioners who by virtue
of education, training or experience, possesses knowledge on a related or
optional topic and can convey that knowledge in a structured course of study.
Related Topics:
Technical and professional interior design subjects relative to safeguarding the
public health, safety, and welfare.
Renewal Cycle:
A period of time consisting of two, 12-month years identified for the purpose of
renewing a license. The biennium for renewal of an interior design license
begins each odd numbered year on March 1 and continues for two consecutive
years until February 28 in odd-numbered years. An interior designer will certify
completion of 20 hours for the prior renewal cycle.
Reporting Certificates: Forms which verify licensee attendance during continuing education courses.
Self-Directed Study:
Studies related or optional topics which rely on a licensee’s initiative as the
method of gaining knowledge.
Structured Study:
Course of related or optional topics prepared and formally evaluated by a
qualified instructor and/or provider.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OVERVIEW
Requirements
Each registered interior designer must complete 20 CEHs per license biennium of educational instruction
or training of study approved by the board or department prior to licensure renewal. An interior designer
will certify completion of 20 hours for the prior renewal cycle. Such programs are intended to:
Enhance the quality of the existing technical knowledge;
Fill voids that may exist in the professional education and internship training;
Provide knowledge of new technical areas; and/or
Focus on the practical applications that impact the public health, safety and welfare. Refer to Section
455.201(2)(a), Florida Statutes.
A person initially licensed for less than 24 months prior to the end of a renewal cycle need not complete
any continuing education as a condition of the first renewal.
All subsequent renewals require 20 hours of continuing education.
A minimum of 14 hours are required in related (health, safety, and welfare) topics, two (2) hours of
specialized or advanced study on the Florida Building Code, and a maximum of four (4) hours are allowed
in optional topics as noted in the definitions section. Of the 20 hours, a minimum of 16 hours are required
in structured study and a maximum of four (4) hours are allowed in self-directed study as noted in the
course information and course delivery section. All 20 hours may be earned in health, safety, and
welfare.
Each licensee shall complete two (2) hours of specialized or advanced study on the Florida Building
Code. The two (2) hours count toward the 20 hours of continuing education required and is considered
related (health, safety, and welfare).
 14 hours in health, safety, and welfare related courses
2 hours in Florida Building Code advanced courses
4 hours in optional self-directed study or health, safety, and welfare related courses
 20 hours TOTAL
Disallowances
If the board or department determines that continuing education credits are to be disallowed, licensees
shall have 60 calendar days after notification to substantiate the original claim or earn other continuing
education hours to meet the minimum requirements.
Fraud or misrepresentation in certification of course attendance or any other aspect of fulfilling continuing
education requirements will be disciplined in accordance with Section 481.2251(1)(h), F.S.
Exemptions or Deferrals
A licensee’s continuing education requirement may be deferred if one of the following conditions apply:
1) Placement of a license into an inactive status. However, in order to reactivate a license, the licensee
must provide evidence of completing the continuing education requirements that would have been
required in order to maintain the license in an active status, not to exceed 20 hours.
2) A request for deferral based on personal hardship shall be made prior to an applicant submitting an
application for licensure renewal. Personal hardship is limited to illness, death within an immediate
family or acts of God, and will be considered on an individual basis provided that appropriate
evidence substantiating the hardship is submitted.
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