Displaced Worker Emergency License: Interior Designer
When a federal emergency declaration is in effect in another state, an interior designer in good standing from the affected state can obtain an emergency license to practice in New Mexico by demonstrating proof of current licensure, completing an application, verifying that they were personally and/or professionally affected by the disaster, and providing any other documents requested by the Regulation and Licensing Department Counseling and Interior Design Board. This section is limited to up to 4 months after the declaration.
PROVISIONS FOR EMERGENCY LICENSURE
A. Interior designers currently licensed and in good standing, or otherwise meeting the requirements for New Mexico licensure in a state in which a federal disaster has been declared, may be licensed in New Mexico during the four months following the declared disaster at no cost upon satisfying the following requirements: (1) receipt by the interior design board of a completed application which has been signed and which is accompanied by proof of identity, which may include a copy of a driver's license, passport or other photo identification issued by a governmental entity; (2) requirements have been met as set forth in 188.8.131.52 NMAC, 184.108.40.206 NMAC, and 220.127.116.11 NMAC; (3) applicant shall provide a sworn affidavit that provides the name, address, years of employment and supervisors name; (4) sworn affidavit that the applicant was personally and/or professionally affected by the disaster; (5) verification of employment will be accepted from co-worker when it is impossible to obtain it from the employer; (6) nothing in this section shall constitute a waiver of qualifications of the requirements for licensure contained in 16.42.3 NMAC. B. The board may waive the application fees only. C. The board may waive the specific forms required under 18.104.22.168 NMAC only if the applicant is unable to obtain documentation from the federal declared disaster areas. D. Emergency provisional license shall expire one (1) year from date of issue. Application for permanent license shall be made on or before expiration of the temporary license following the date of issue of the emergency provisional license. E. The board reserves the right to request additional documentation, including but not limited to, recommendation forms and work experience verification forms prior to approving the permanent license.