What is it?
NCIDQ Certification is the industry's recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer's commitment to the profession.
Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity. (Credit: https://www.cidq.org/)
Why should you take it?
Sets you apart as a professional with education and experience to back it up.
Required for Interior Design Registration in the State of Georgia.
Makes you more valuable to employers.
Candidates first must apply and be approved before they may register to take any part of the exam.
Administered twice per year: Spring/April and Fall/October
The exam is broken out into 3 separate exams that may be taken in any order within a 5 year time frame.
IDFX: Computerized Multiple-Choice Exam
The Fundamentals Exam (May be taken by new interior design graduates and students in the last year of a Bachelor or Master Degree-Seeking interior design program who have not yet completed their work experience.)
IDPX: Computerized Multiple-Choice Exam
The Professional Exam (Available to approved candidates who have completed both their education and the required amount of work experience.)
PRAC: Computerized Interactive Exam
The Practicum (available to approved candidates who have completed both their education and the required amount of work experience.)
For more information and to apply for the exam: https://www.cidq.org/