PLACERVILLE — Molly Fitzpatrick, an interior designer with the firm of Molly Erin Designs in Placerville, recently passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification examination and earned prestigious NCIDQ certificate.
Passage of the examination and earning the NCIDQ credential signifies that Fitzpatrick has met the standards for education, experience and examination for the interior designers in North America.
A minimum of six years combined education and experience is required before being eligible to take the practice-based examination, a rigorous, three-part examination requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a wide variety of aspects that affect the safety of the interior environment. The examination covers codes, building systems, construction standards, contract administration, design application, project coordination and professional practice.
“NCIDQ has long been the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare,” explained Patty Blaser, 2011 NCIDQ president. “The NCIDQ Certificate is the mark of a professional, and this credential is what every user of a space should look for when choosing or working with an interior designer.”
Fitzpatrick graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors of Science degree and has worked in the interior design field for eight years. In her current position with Molly Erin Designs, Fitzpatrick is responsible for all phases of design from concept through construction administration. She can execute the design of one room or develop and implement an interior design concept for large ground up construction projects. Currently Fitzpatrick is working on the remodel of Fitzpatrick Winery and Lodge.
Molly Erin Designs is located in Placerville and specializes in both residential and commercial design.
“We are extremely proud that Molly has earned the NCIDQ certificate. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores our firm’s commitment to ensuring that our clients have access to the most qualified interior designers possible.”
NCIDQ is an organization of regulatory boards and provincial associations in the United States and Canada whose core purpose is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design.
More information about the organization may be found at ncidq.org.