Interior Design Degree Students* and New Graduates are eligible to sit for the Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) Prior to Earning Work Experience
Students in the final-year* of a Bachelors or Masters Degree Program and New Graduates are eligible to apply NCIDQ IDFX Only. Immediately upon approval, an IDFX Only applicant's time clock will start, giving them four exam windows to successfully register, take, and pass the IDFX exam. A passing IDFX Only score will remain valid, allowing the NCIDQ candidate to earn the required work experience before returning to apply for the remaining exam sections. IDFX Only candidates will be required to submit a new IDPX/PRAC application, take and pass the additional sections under a new 10 exam window time frame, in order to earn an NCIDQ Certificate.
Request Vouchers for Student Group Application Discounts for the Fundamentals Exam Application (IDFX ONLY)
Educators can request from CIDQ vouchers that they can provide to their Students in the final-year* of a Bachelors or Masters Degree Program that will provide savings on the student's IDFX Only application. Vouchers are customized specifically for each educator and are valid on a limited time basis.
Educators should complete the Voucher Request Form or email Kimberly Woods at
Have an NCIDQ Ambassador make a no-charge, in-person presentation to your students. NCIDQ Ambassadors are practitioners, educators, or advocates, who are stellar examples and motivational role models of the industry's highly skilled professionals. To easily request and coordinate with a speaker in your area, simply go to Request an NCIDQ Ambassador Presentation and follow the prompts.
If you prefer to jump in and give an IDFX Only presentation yourself, CIDQ has a customized Educators' IDFX Only PowerPoint available to download and use. Included as an added bonus are five IDFX sample questions (with correct answers) that will give your students a true sense of what they may expect on the Fundamentals Exam.
Search for exam results by school, exam, and year. Results are listed by year, reflecting both Spring (April) and Fall (October) exam results.
Students can purchase the online IDFX practice quiz, to familiarize themselves with the exam prior to sitting for it.
Interior Design Educators can take their own specialized path to NCIDQ Certification.
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