NCIDQ Exam Prep

What does it mean to be an interior designer? How do we distinguish ourselves as professionals? These are questions that every young professional asks themselves as they embark on what they hope will be a long and successful career. The answers to these questions can take many forms, but one sure step in the right direction is passage of the NCIDQ* Exam. The NCIDQ Exam is a widely recognized trademark of professionalism in the interior design profession. It signifies that the individual who has met this challenge possesses the expertise and experience to serve their clients and protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

ASID has long recognized the key role that the NCIDQ Examination plays in design practitioners’ career plans. Passage of this rigorous test signifies the hallmark of professionalism in the interior design community, and alerts the public to the expertise and experience of the designer who has met this challenge.

The ASID Texas Chapter is periodically offering NCIDQ Preparation Courses. The current list of planned courses is as follows:

March 4-6, 2016 – Irving, Texas | Instructor: Phyllis D. Moore, FASID, RID of QPrepworkshops.
–  August 19-21, 2016 – Irving, Texas | Instructor: Phyllis D. Moore, FASID, RID of QPrepworkshops.

If you have any questions about NCIDQ Preparation Courses, please contact ASID Texas Chapter NCIDQ Prep Chair – Sarah Marek, Allied ASID:

*About CIDQ / the NCIDQ Exam

The Council for Interior Design Qualification [CIDQ] is the global leader in establishing standards of competence for interior design/interior architecture professionals.

CIDQ protects public health, safety and welfare by identifying interior designers who have the knowledge and experience to create interior spaces that are not just aesthetically pleasing, but also functional and safe.

An independent, nonprofit organization of state and provincial credentialing bodies, CIDQ has issued professional certificates to competent interior design professionals since 1974. Interior designers who meet the eligibility requirements for education and experience and pass the rigorous NCIDQ Exam are assigned a unique NCIDQ Certification number that attests to their qualifications for employers, state regulators and the general public.


If you are an interior designer residing in Texas and want to take the NCIDQ Exam, then it is crucial that you understand how to navigate the system. Furthermore, you need to understand how to take advantage of the significant benefit that ASID provides for in its Policies – namely, if you are an Allied Member advancing to Professional Member status by passing the NCIDQ Exam, then ASID will waive your first year of Professional Member dues, but only if you follow the appropriate procedures. Go here to find out what those procedures are, as well as the steps involved in signing up to take the NCIDQ Exam in Texas.

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