In this section:
(a) "Approved educational program" means a
program of education relating to the general subject matter of interior design
that, together with its instructors, is approved by the American society of
interior designers, the interior design continuing education council, the
international interior design association, the interior design education
council, the interior designers of Canada, or other body recognized by the
(b) "Hour" means 50
minutes of classroom instruction.
(2) A registered interior designer shall
attend and successfully complete at least 9 hours of an approved educational
program before each renewal date. If a registered interior designer is
initially registered less than 6 months before the first renewal date, the
requirement of this subsection does not apply before the first renewal
(3) A registered interior
designer who acts as an instructor of an approved educational program shall
receive one hour of credit for each hour of teaching toward satisfaction of the
educational requirement. A registered interior designer may not receive credit
for teaching a specific approved educational program more than one
The department may grant
an extension of time for completion of the educational requirements for one of
the following reasons:
(a) Health reasons
which prevented attendance at the educational program.
(b) Active duty in the military service with
assignment to a duty station outside Wisconsin.
(5) A registered interior designer shall
certify that he or she has met the educational requirements when applying for
renewal of the registration. The department shall withhold issuance of the
renewal registration until the certification is provided.
(6) A registered interior designer shall
obtain an individual certificate of completion from a program provider upon
satisfactory completion of the approved educational program. Registered
interior designers shall retain evidence of completion for at least 5 years
from the date of completion. The department may require any registered interior
designer to submit evidence of having completed the required hours of
continuing education for the period specified in sub. (2).
(7) A program and its instructors shall be
approved by the American society of interior designers, the interior design
continuing education council, the international interior design association,
the interior design education council, the interior designers of Canada, or
other bodies recognized by the department. Each approved educational program
shall relate to the general subject of interior design.
(8) An instructor whose registration as an
interior designer has been limited, suspended, or revoked may not instruct in
approved educational programs while the disciplinary action is in