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Qualifications

Professional Organizations

The American Society of Interior Designers is the country’s leading professional organization for interior designers, as well as the oldest and largest.

Professional Members must meet rigorous acceptance standards, including a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience, and must pass a two-day accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Photo of National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), courtesy of Jean Tessmer, Space Options Inc Maui Hawaii

The National Council for Interior Design Qualification is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design and interior architecture professionals. NCIDQ has certified competent interior design professionals since 1974, as an independent organization of state and provincial credentialing bodies.

NCIDQ Certificate holders are professionals with proven knowledge, experience and proficiency in the latest interior design principles and practices. They must have a minimum of six years of specialized education and experience and pass a rigorous, two-day exam based on NCIDQ’s independent, comprehensive analysis of the profession and its daily practices.

Recognition

John Wodatch, Esq. with Jean Tessmer, as she receives her 2008 Hawaii State DCAB ADA Commercial Design award.  Mr. Wodatch was one of the lead attorneys who created and implemented Section 504 of the 1973 Federal Rehabilitation Act.  He was also one of the lead attorneys who created the Americans with Disabilities Act. Since then he has been Chief of the Disability Rights section of the U.S. Department of Justice. John Wodatch, Esq. with Jean Tessmer, Space Options, as she receives her 2008 Hawaii State DCAB ADA Commerical Design Award.

Governor Linda Lingle with Jean Tessmer. Ms. Tessmer received a 2007 Hawaii State Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB) award for her work in ADA Prviate Commercial Design, and a second award for Private Residential Design. DCAB is part of the Hawaii Department of Health, and serves as a public advocate for persons with disabilities, recommends legislation, establishes guidelines for building design, and approves site specific design for equal access.

Licenses and Qualifications

General Contractor
BC-12739

Landscaping
C-27

Plumbing / Irrigation
C-37

Interior Design
C-54

Master Plumber
PM-5477

MOBIS
Federally-Qualified

Hawaii Disability and Communication
Access Board Awards