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Professional and Business Practices
Professional interior designers understand their role throughout the entire scope of practice. This includes the business obligations of the designer, contractor, owner and others during the project.
Managing a successful and ethical design practice also involves professional certification, and knowledge of insurance and contracts. Other economic factors include budgeting, accounting and legal considerations.
Professional and business practices includes 12 items worth 8% of the exam.
Scope of practice, phases of a project
Proposals e.g., time and fee estimation, RFP process, project scope)
Budgeting and accounting principles and practices
Contracts and other legal considerations
Business licenses (e.g., sales and use tax, resale certificates)
Professional licensure, certification, registration, insurance
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