About the NCIDQ Exam
Investing in your interior design career by taking the NCIDQ exam is a big decision. Here is information you need to know to get started down the path to being a certified interior design professional.
What is the NCIDQ exam?
The NCIDQ ensures the safety and wellbeing of the public by requiring that design professionals are held to the highest standards in the industry. The content of the exam represents the foundational knowledge you need to be able to branch out into a specialty design area afterwards. The NCIDQ exam consists of three sections: the Fundamentals exam (IDFX), the Professional exam (IDPX), and the Practicum exam (PRAC 2.0). Each section focuses on public health, safety, and welfare.
What are the benefits of taking the NCIDQ exam?
Passing the NCIDQ opens doors for you professionally. You'll likely receive a salary increase and a promotion and be able to branch out into specific areas of interest that you may not have had the opportunity to explore before. Your design firm might even offer bonuses for passing the 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.
Who administers the NCIDQ Exam?
The NCIDQ exam is administered by the Council for Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ)—the certifying organization for interior design professionals.
What is the NCIDQ exam structure?
What are the current NCIDQ pass rates?