Locations of Exams

All three sections of the NCIDQ Examination -- the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX), the Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX), and the Practicum Exam (PRAC) -- are held at Prometric Test Centers globally. IDFX and IDPX candidates may also opt to take their exam(s) via remote proctoring

For more information about taking your NCIDQ Exam during COVID-19, make sure to check out the following resources on Prometric.com regarding updates to site status, procedures, safety measures, and FAQs.


  • COVID-19 Strategies: provides the most current information on Prometric's operation status and safety measures.

  • Essential Client Programs List: provides our current list of essential test programs that are currently eligible to test in the U.S. We will evaluate and update this list on a rolling basis.

  • Site Status List: provides a list of sites where candidates will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to testing due to local mandates or guidelines. Anyone testing in these centers should be prepared to present the documentation provided to you at the time of your vaccination, in whatever form your medical provider issued..

  • Site Closures List: provides a list of last minute test center closures (closing early or entirely) due to unforeseen events. We follow our normal displacement process for any impacted candidates. 

  • Test Center Policies: provides a detailed look at our standard and social distancing policies and test center procedure modifications that candidates are expected to follow while at the test center.

  • Test-Taker FAQ: provides answers to frequently asked questions you might have about impacts to your exam.