NCIDQ Resource Center

NCIDQ Advice, Tips, and News

To be a certified interior designer, you must take and pass all three divisions of the NCIDQ exam. Through certification, you show a high level of commitment to the interior profession, a thirst for achievement, as well as proven knowledge of current standards established to protect public health, safety and welfare, and mastery of aesthetic considerations.

Candidates who are certified are usually the first ones to be hired, the most sought-after, and the best paid. Choose an article below to begin learning more about the NCIDQ exam and the interior design workforce.

What is the NCIDQ

What is the NCIDQ Exam?

Learn more about the NCIDQ Exam and what it takes to become an interior designer.

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Getting to Know the NCIDQ

Getting to Know the NCIDQ

See current NCIDQ pass rates, the exam structure, and what to bring to the exam.

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Exam Eligibility for the NCIDQ Exam

Become familiar with what you'll need to accomplish before taking the exam.

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Exam Tips for All 3 Divisions

Check these tips off your list when preparing for the NCIDQ exam.

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Insights & Advice for the NCIDQ

Veronica D. Ryskalczk, NCIDQ shares her experience taking the exam and advice for future examinees.

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Career Advice from a Design Firm

Fuchsia Design Owner Autumn Fuchs shares recruiting preferences and advice for recent graduates.

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