On Architects and Interior designers
Architects: don't call yourself an architect unless you're licensed. No for real, it's illegal. Also, don't shy away from working with designers. They are specialized in the psychology of space…who doesn't want to work with that?
Designs must adhere to code and regulatory requirements and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. The interior design process follows a systematic and coordinated methodology—including research, analysis and integration of knowledge into the creative process—to satisfy the needs and resources of the client. Source: CIDQ
This exam tests interior designers on building and fire codes, and the health, safety and welfare of occupants. Aesthetics does not play a role on this exam.