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Looking to get on track for your interior design professional certification?
Need a support group to get through those tough NCIDQ exams?

Study Group Registration



To participate in the Study Group, you must be eligible to take the exam, and also plan to register for at least 2 exam sections for the Fall 2019 exam. See for requirements, eligibility details, and application process.

Mentee Registration closes on Monday, July 17th, 2019.

If you have participated in the group more than 2 times you will be waitlisted.
This group and its mentors are not affiliated with CIDQ.


Registration Fee

Participation is FREE for IIDA NY members and $30.00 for Non-Members.

The non-Member Registration fee is due upon the first study group review session in July. Fee is waived for previous participants of study group.

NCIDQ Exam Format

NCIDQ recently developed 2 new multiple choice computer-based exams delivered at Prometric Test Centers – Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) and Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX)

Have both your education AND work experience hours? If you have completed all the requirements, you can apply to take all three sections of the exam – Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) , Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) and the Practicum Exam (PRAC). In any combination of your choosing.

Don’t have professional experience? If you have completed your education but not your hours towards experience, you are eligible to apply for the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX)

NCIDQ Deadlines 2018

January 16th- July 15th – Completed and paid applications to be received by CIDQ 

May 15th- August 15th- CIDQ Exam Application Review Period 

July 1st- September 30th- Registration and Exam Scheduling
October 1st- October 31st- Exam Administered (IDPX, IDFX, PRAC 2.0)