An Act to regulate and modernize the practice of the Interior Design in the Philippines, repealing for the purpose Republic Act Number 8534, otherwise know as “An Act Regulating the Practice of Inteiror Design in the Philippines,” appropriating funds thereof and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled. This Act shall also be known as the “Philippines Interior Design Act of 2012.
The State recognizes the important role of the interior design profession in nation building. Towards this end, the State shall promote the sustained development of professional Interior Designers, whose technical competencies have been determined by honest and credible licensure examinations and whose standard of professional service and practice are internationally recognized and considered globally competitive, brought about by the regulatory measures and human resource programs and activities that foster their professional growth and advancement.
This Act provides for and shall govern: a) The Examination, registration and licensure of professional Interior Designers; b) The supervision, control and regulation of the practice of Interior Design; c) The development of the professional competence of Interior Designers through continuing professional education; and The integration of the interior design profession.
Scope of the Professional Practice of Interior Design
The practice of Interior Design is the act of planning designing, specifying, supervising and providing general administration and responsible direction to the functional orderly and aesthetic arrangement and enhancement of interior spaces. It shall include, but not limited to, the following activities: a) Consulation, advice, direction, evaluation, budgetary estimates and appraisals; b) Schematic interior design development, design development, execution of prefessional contract documents and programing of construction phases; c) Preparation of interior designs plans, design drawings, interior construction details, and technical specifications; d) Interior construction administration, supervision, coordinate of alternation, preservation or restoration of interior spaces; and e) All other works, projects and activities that require the professional competence of the Interior Designer, including teaching of interior design subjects. The Board, subjects to approval by the Commission, may revise, exclude from, or add to, the above enumerated acts or activities as the need arises to conform to the lates trends and developments in the practice on interior design.