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.

Do You Have a Solid NCIDQ Space Planning Strategy?

space planning strategy

This is probably the most challenging drawing of the NCIDQ Exam to complete in the allotted time.  It’s also worth 23% – more than any of the other exercises.

This exercise could be either residential or commercial, so be sure to practice both! Here’s a list of tips to help you plan quickly.

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7 Step Strategy for NCIDQ Egress

7 Step Strategy for NCIDQ Egress

Besides Space Planning, we found that the NCIDQ Egress Exercise is one of the most confusing drawings for test takers. It is worth 18%, one of the drawings that is worth most in the afternoon, Part B.

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NCIDQ Millwork Design Real Life Examples

NCIDQ Millwork Design Real Life Examples

The millwork exercise on the NCIDQ Practicum Exam tests your knowledge of millwork construction. You must coordinate cabinetry with plumbing and electrical services. For the problem you will draw a plan, elevation and section view.

It helps to visualize real-life scenarios that combine cabinetry with plumbing and electrical. For example – a kitchen, bathroom, restroom, bar, or laboratory area. Here are some tips.

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