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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Christine Kim

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this test prep class:

The NCIDQ exam is the qualifying exam for certification of Interior Designers. The exam consists of 3 sections to be completed following the approval of eligible educational requirements.

The three sections are:

IDFX: Interior Design Fundamentals Exam - A 125 question multiple choice exam encompassing the topics of: building systems and construction, programming and site analysis, human behavior and the designed environment, construction drawing and specifications.

IDPX: Interior Design Professional Exam - A 150 question multiple choice exam covering topics of: codes and standards, building systems and integration, project coordination, professional and business practices.

PRAC 2.0: Practicum Exam - An examination of 3 case studies: large commercial, small commercial, and residential. This exam will have candidates answer questions covering project scenarios, universal codes, lighting design, life safety, egress, systems integration, restroom design, millwork design and space planning.

This course, in both its on-site and online formats is designed to provide an overview and simulation of the NCIDQ exam including: exam format, study tips, helpful handouts, exam writing strategies and exam simulation. This course will break down test taking strategies for all three sections of the exam, with a focus on the new digital PRAC 2.0. It will provide an understanding of the test objectives and examine questions to identify the logical reasoning behind a correct answer.

Participants will complete exercises that simulate the PRAC 2.0, IDFX and IDPX exams followed by review, analysis and explanation. Participants should review the suggested reading materials prior to the sessions and be prepared to write a mock NCIDQ PRAC 2.0 exam along with IDFX and IDPX quizzes.


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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Full refund/class credit will be allowed for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance. 


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Fees are nontransferable. Registration and technology fees (applied to creditbearing courses) are nonrefundable, and a drop fee applies to dropped credit‐bearing courses resulting in a refund.

Refunds must be requested at least ONE FULL WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST SESSION or no refund is permissible.

There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.


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Online learning students will participate in active discussions with their fellow students and the instructor. Online learning students will need access to a computer (with audio capability such as speakers or headphones), scanner, and digital camera. Student projects are assembled in either PowerPoint (Windows operating system) or Keynote (Mac operating system) format.

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Question from Camia B.
Can you please advise what the course material is, for this course? I'm also enrolled in Qpractice and I have several books and practice test that I've already paid for so if I enroll I want to make sure gaining different information than what I'm already paying for or can read on CIDQ website. Thoughts?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Camia! At this time, the school is still in the process of updating the course description to cover expansions to the course to a complete two-day exam prep with a practice test administered to students over the two-day class. Watch out for those updates soon!
Question from Brigitte D.
Does this class teach/use the computer program that the NCIDQ exam uses for the Practicum exam?
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School: New York School of Interior Design

New York School of Interior Design

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New York School of Interior Design prepares its students to lead the profession by providing a deep and broad education to aspiring interior designers and working professionals, drawing upon expert faculty, current tools and technology, and close industry relationships.

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