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If you're searching Houzz for someone to hire, it's getting easier to spot their credentials. Designers, architects, and other professionals can add affiliate badges to their profiles from a growing number of associations. Participating organizations include the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, the Rhode Island School of Design and the New York School of Interior Design.

Houzz launches ‘badge system’ for design professionals | Editor at Large