NCIDQ Practicum

Qpractice has put together the best study guides, study schedules, tips and tutorials to help you master each drawing on the NCIDQ Practicum Exam.

For best results practice each drawing 2 - 3 times until you can complete it in less than the recommended time. Plan to spend a minimum of 30 hours in drawing practice.

Follow our Practicum Blueprint, and we'll walk you through each drawing step by step.

NCIDQ Systems Integration: How to resolve the conflicts

cove lighting at ceiling

Typical fixtures for the NCIDQ lighting problem. How would you coordinate these with the mechanical components in the ceiling? That’s what systems integration is about.

It’s normal to find yourself a bit overwhelmed with the Systems Integration content at first. After all, it’s hard to get excited about duct sizing, gypsum board details, and mechanical & sprinkler plans.

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Get the Lowdown on the Life Safety Drawing

quick tips for the life safety drawing

Building Confidence: Study, Practice, Review. REPEAT.

The life safety drawing can be a huge confidence builder! To build confidence in your abilities to complete this drawing in under 30 minutes, follow these easy steps.

First, get familiar with your strengths and weaknesses. You’ll also need to be honest about how you process information, so you can tailor your studying habits to meet your needs. Be sure to take your time working through the material – don’t rush or look for shortcuts. You need to spend time absorbing the information, reflecting upon it, and fully understanding how it relates to the drawing.

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PRAC Lighting Exercise: So Many Choices, So Little Time!

get practicum lighting design tips

I don’t know about you, but lighting design is not one of my strengths. So when it was time for me to prepare for and practice the lighting problem for the PRAC, I was a little nervous and overwhelmed! But with patience and perseverance, I was able to bust out a passing solution the day of my exam in 30 minutes!

Read on for my practicum tips for the lighting exercise.

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