The NCIDQ Interior Design Professional Examination (IDPX)

The IDPX Exam is a computer-based multiple-choice format exam for designers with several years of professional work experience.

Follow the Qpractice Study Plan to thoroughly cover the eight (8) NCIDQ content areas, not only to help you pass the test, but also demonstrate your advanced proficiency and professional-level interior design knowledge to employers.

By popular demand Qpractice has combined our IDPX Study Guide and online multiple choice practice tests to help you thoroughly prepare for the NCIDQ Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) in just several weeks.

What to Know About Programming & Life Safety

Programming is like detective work

Programming is like detective work


Programming is like detective work. It’s a process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it.

The outcome of the programming phase is a written document. Programming lays the groundwork for formulating a solution later in the design phase.

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A Walk-Through: Presentation & Construction Documents

make the NCIDQ Exam a walk in the park

There’s a saying about “talking the talk” versus “walking the walk”. Basically, it means you need to support what you say not just with words, but through your actions.

So, while you may be able to come up with innovative ideas, if you can’t communicate them to your client or the construction crew implementing your solutions, your design career is doomed.

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FF&E Specifications: The Tip of the Iceberg

Like the tip of an iceberg...FF&E there's more than meets the eye

FF&E stands for furniture, fixtures and equipment.

FF&E doesn’t just deal with the aesthetics of these selections, it also involves a lot of technical and legal issues, such as flammability and code requirements.

Your knowledge of FF&E counts for 10% of the IDFX Exam and 14.7% of the IDPX Exam. FF&E is an extensive subject.

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