NCIDQ Examination : 3 Exam Sections
1. FUNDAMENTALS IDFX / IDFX ONLY computerized multiple choice exam
The exam includes 100 scored questions and 25 unscored pilot questions. The IDFX addresses the content areas of Building Systems and Construction, Programming and Site Analysis, Human Behavior and the Designed Environment, Construction Drawing and Specifications, among others. Candidates have three hours to complete the IDFX. Available to 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 OR those who completed their education and have met our educational requirements.
2. PROFESSIONAL IDPX computerized multiple choice exam
The Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) is available to approved candidates who have completed both their education and the required amount of work experience. The exam consists of 150 scored questions and 25 unscored pilot questions. The IDPX addresses the content areas of Codes and Standards, Building Systems and Integration, Project Coordination, Professional and Business Practices, among others. Candidates are given four hours to complete the IDPX.
Please visit the IDFX | IDPX webpage for additional information and updates.
3. PRACTICUM PRAC computerized interactive exam
The Interior Design Practicum Exam (PRAC) is available to approved candidates who have completed both their education and the required amount of work experience. PRAC utilizes three (3) CIDQ case studies: large commercial, small commercial, and multi-family residential, to assess a candidate’s ability to synthesize information related to the design process and make a judgment using the resources provided.
Every PRAC question will be attached to a case study which will include various resources surrounding the design scenario. CIDQ case studies include: a project scenario, universal codes, a plan and other resources that might be needed to answer a question correctly. As with the multiple choice exams, all PRAC questions are worth one point and the question must be answered in its entirety. No partial credit will be given. Candidates are given 4 hours to complete the PRAC Exam.
Please visit the Practicum webpage for additional information and updates.