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December marks NCIDQ application deadline for spring 2013 session

Published by Alexandra Tichinoff, October 30, 2012.

IDC members who want to apply to take the spring NCIDQ examination must apply before December 1.

Taking the NCIDQ examination requires two steps: application and registration. NCIDQ uses your application to determine your eligibility to take the NCIDQ exam. If NCIDQ receives your application by the deadline, you will receive an e-mail within six weeks notifying you of your application status.The NCIDQ examination application consists of an online application form and the submission of all required supporting documents. Please review the exam eligibility requirements section of the NCIDQ website to be sure you have completed one of the six eligibility routes before you apply. For more information click here.

The multiple-choice exams will be given only three more times in paper-and-pencil format. After the fall 2013 administration, the multiple choice sections will be delivered exclusively via computer at testing centres across North America. Those who have not passed both of the current paper-and-pencil multiple choice sections by the end of 2013 must retake both of the new sections since the content will have shifted between the new sections of the exams. Those who take the exam for the first time in spring 2013 or after will use the new, computer-based format and will not be affected by the change.

As of spring 2013, graduates can take the first section of the multiple choice exam right after graduation. The content of the exam has been reorganized so that the first section, the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) encompasses content that should have been learned in school.  By making this change, NCIDQ will be able to establish and maintain contact with exam candidates.  This will help individuals who successfully complete the IDFX with potential employment, as they will be able to include this accomplishment on their resumes.  Please visit our website or contact the NCIDQ office if you need additional information. 

Information on the computer-based examination is available online .

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