Feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of work? Or the idea of taking exams again?
Qpractice was created for designers like you. Perhaps you want to set up your own interior design studio or you’re looking for a promotion. Passing the exam helps advance your career, but you could probably do without all the stress of it…
We provide you with a doable study plan, taking you through the whole program in manageable chunks of learning. We help you practice for your exam so you’re more relaxed and can perform at your best when taking your exam. And, of course, we share useful hints and tips so your chances of passing the exams multiply quickly.
The Qpractice study plan covers the whole range of knowledge and skills tested on the exam – from answering questions about building standards to producing plans for lighting designs.
You study each content area. You practice each skill. You learn what the graders are looking for.
Learn more about how you can join Qpractice.
Why Qpractice Was Created
Lisa League took the NCIDQ Exam in 2010.
At the time, she designed interiors for a boutique hotel developer. Life was super-busy.
She felt uncertain about how to study for the exam, what to practice, and how to avoid wasting time on irrelevant material. She wished a program existed to help break the mountain of study material into easy-to-learn chunks that they could fit into her busy schedule.
That’s why she developed Qpractice. She would like to help you learn faster and pass your exams. She loves sharing her time-saving tricks, such as:
- The sticky-note method for space planning that cuts your time in half
- Tips for choosing the answer that’s most likely correct before your confidence evaporates
- The simple mistake that can cost you points when planning restrooms (almost everyone makes it, but you won’t!)
Qpractice includes study plans for the Interior Design Fundamentals (IDFX), the Interior Design Professional (IDPX), and the Practicum.
You can ask questions about the study material and gain feedback on your drawing practice in live online meetings. You study on your own time, with full support from our private study group.
Qpractice Founder Lisa League, was senior designer and project manager for a luxury boutique hotel developer before founding Qpractice. She is a licensed interior designer in the state of Florida.
She founded Qpractice in 2012 to make it easier for interior designers to pass the NCIDQ Exam. She runs Qpractice live office hours and is constantly expanding and updating the study material as the exam changes.
I'm very proud of our Qpractice Team! We have designers from across the United States and Canada who have passed the NCIDQ Exam and have joined our experts panel. Our experts panel includes designers who passed their exam sections with high scores and also scored 100% in at least 1, and often several content areas on the exam. These designers will help answer questions in the study group and contribute to developing more new questions for our practice tests. ~ Lisa
Samantha Silberman, the newest member of our team, works at a Commercial Architecture Firm in Laurel Maryland, and as a Freelance designer with Residential Clients to redesign their homes.
Since passing the exams and becoming NCIDQ certified and a Licensed Interior Designer in the state of Maryland, Samantha has used her free time to get more involved with the Interior Design Industry, including becoming a Team Member at Qpractice in order to help others
Lindsey Parsons is a graduate of Colorado State University. She specializes in Multifamily and Senior Living (Assisted Living & Memory Care) communities.
She passed the NCIDQ Exam with Qpractice in 2016, and is here to help & encourage others to pass the NCIDQ Exam, too!
Carolyn Reid has worked in Interior Design for 6 years, gaining experience in both high end residential design and commercial design. She works for a small commercial firm in Calgary, Alberta, and does anything from Project Management, to designing new offices, lobbies, and fitness facilities.
She passed the NCIDQ Exams with Qpractice in 2015 and 2016. Her next goals are to become an Intern Interior Designer with the Alberta Association of Architects and obtain her LID in the near future.
Michelle Meléndez works as a furniture dealer designer in Central Florida. She oversees space planning, furniture specifications, and finish selections through installation from Corporate to Hospitality projects.
She is working with Lisa to make Qpractice more fun by contributing her graphic design skills for worksheets, checklists and images. Michelle enjoys encouraging others to pursue their goals as a Qpractice team member.
Kelly McFerran is a licensed interior designer in Boston, Massachusetts, designing cruise ships, theaters, and performing arts facilities. A professional ballerina before getting her design degree, the arts and entertainment design sector is a perfect fit.
She passed the NCIDQ while a member of Qpractice in 2014 and is currently helping Qpractice members in the private study group.
Jennifer Brosnan works behind the scenes as part of our Qpractice customer service team.
She works with Qpractice to help answer questions and provide general support when needed. She has a background in Project Management, Executive Assisting and a passion for photography. Keeping an open mind and treating everything as a learning experience is her mantra.
Tressa Beheim is our in house systems expert and project manager. She uses her experience with online businesses, teaching in the test preparation industry, and working in the corporate world to help manage the inner workings of Qpractice.
She recently moved from the U.S. to Leipzig, Germany with her family. When she’s not hard at work, she’s busy as a bee being a mom to her two young daughters, or reading zombie books after they’ve gone to sleep.