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The A.A. and A.A.S. degrees prepare students for transfer to 4-year institutions or for entry-level employment in Interior Design. Some of the links listed below are biased toward 4-year educational programs and licensing. Students with 2-year degrees are unable to be licensed in the Washington Area, but are able to work under licensed practitioners for both commercial and residential work or they may work on their own as residential designers in Virginia and Maryland. Please see the following links for more information on the profession and wages.

IFDA International Furnishings and Design Association
NKBA National Kitchen and Bath Association
NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network
IIDA International Interior Design Association
ASID American Society of Interior Designers
CIDA Council for Interior Design Accreditation
NCIDQ National Council for Interior Design Qualification
US Dept. of Labor
Maryland Dept. of Labor  (under Art, Design Entertainment, etc.)

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