We’ve all heard of green design as another term for sustainable design. Sustainable design seeks to meet the design requirements of a project while minimizing the environmental impact, while improving human health and well being. Sustainability is a component of both the IDFX and IDPX Exams.read more…
The NCIDQ Interior Design Professional Examination (IDPX)
The NCIDQ Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) is a 4-hour multiple choice exam that tests your knowledge of:
Integration of the Design with Building Systems 16%
Codes and Standards 18%
Product and Material Coordination 14%
Preparation of Contract Documents 16%
Professional and Business Practice 8%
Project Coordination 10% and Contract Administration 18%
You are tested with 150 scored questions and an extra 25 pretest or unscored questions. See more recommended study resources for IDPX.
Here is an example of some of the content topics that are part of the IDPX Knowledge Areas:
In interior design, programming is like detective work. It’s the process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it with design.read more…
The science of acoustics deals with sound in the built environment. Interior designers need to understand and be able to apply these basics for the NCIDQ Exam, on all three NCIDQ Exams.read more…
Codes and Standards are an important part of the IDPX Exam, this section is one of the higher weighted sections of the test, with 27 scored items at 18% of the exam. Get an overview of what you need to know here.read more…
In 2013, California announced plans to transform its fire safety standards by dropping the 1975 law that required foam used in furniture cushions to withstand a 12-second exposure to small, open flame.
How does this requirement relate to designers planning to take the NCIDQ exam?
On the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam, this regulation change could apply to Content Area 4: Knowledge of and skill in sourcing and research as it relates to manufacturers’ and vendors’ information regarding furniture, fixtures, and equipment, For example: Life safety (e.g., flammability, toxicity)read more…