Commercial Interior Design Bill Passes Utah House

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Interior Design and Education for Legislation (IDEAL) for Utah, and the IIDA Intermountain Chapter are thrilled to announce that Utah Senate Bill 117, “Commercial Interior Design Certification Modifications,” has passed the Utah House. This is a huge win for the commercial interior design community in Utah and in the United States.

Utah Senate Bill 117 creates certification for commercial interior designers and will allow them to submit their documents for building permits. The effort, led by lobbyist Amy Coombs, Senior Partner, Prestige Government Relations and Consulting Group, has been a two-year process championed by IIDA, IDEAL for Utah, and the IIDA Intermountain Chapter.

“Our IIDA chapter has been a strong supporter of IDEAL-Utah and Senate Bill 117. We’re excited and proud that our Chapter’s, coalition’s, and IIDA Headquarters’ hard work has paid off and our bill will be sent to the Governor for his approval,” says Deborah Warren, IIDA Intermountain Vice President of Advocacy.

Utah S.B. 117 will be sent to the Governor to sign this bill into law, which would make Utah the 27th state to recognize interior design as a profession.

For more information about IIDA Advocacy, contact Abby Rathbun, IIDA Advocacy and Public Policy Manager, at

About International Interior Design Association
IIDA is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. We support design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms, and their clients through our network of 15,000+ Members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancement in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.