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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 upcoming exam. See for requirements, eligibility details, and application process.

Mentee Registration closes at 5pm on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

To allow for maximum reach in the design community, the study group is available to new participants first. If you have participated in the group previously you will be waitlisted.

This group and its mentors are not affiliated with CIDQ.


Registration Fee

We are happy to provide our NCIDQ Study Group FREE of charge.

NCIDQ Exam Format

The NCIDQ Examination consists of three separate exam sections, the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX), the Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX), and the Practicum Exam (PRAC), that measure a candidate’s proficiency in interior design principles and application of knowledge to protect public health, safety and welfare. Two of the exams, IDFX and IDPX are multiple choice exams. The third, The Practicum Exam is delivered in a digitized format. It is administered via a user-friendly testing platform, not a design platform, so no prior design software experience is required to take the exam.

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 2020

* A complete and paid application must be received by the application deadline date to be eligible for review for that exam administration.