While preparing for the NCIDQ Practicum Exam, you’ll come across many factors that can either work for or against you. Not surprisingly, it’s the strategies you use before and during that can make a difference.
The current NCIDQ Practicum Exam (PRAC) tests your application of knowledge regarding:
- Programming, Planning, and Analysis 15%
- Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, and Regulations 30%
- Integration with Building Systems and Construction 25%
- Contract Documents 30%
Success with Contract Documents on the NCIDQ Exam
Interior designers need to communicate their ideas to their client and construction crew.
Your knowledge of construction documents is key to your success not only as a designer but also passing the NCIDQ Exam.
Building Systems for Interior Designers
Growing your knowledge of building systems and construction is key to passing the NCIDQ Exam. It helps set you apart as a professional interior designer. Even if your focus is on interior decoration, it’s likely that a good part of your work will still depend upon integration with building systems.
What do I need to know about Universal Design for the NCIDQ Exam?
Universal Design is designing spaces and products so they can be used by everyone — disabled, able-bodied, young, and old.
Which Lighting System is Best on the NCIDQ Exam?
The key to understanding lighting for each section of the NCIDQ Exam — IDFX, IDPX, or Practicum — is to know the different lighting systems. Know why one type of lighting may be better than another for a specific purpose, one environment or for certain people using a space.
What’s This About Programming and Site Analysis?
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.
Form Follows Function: The Basics of Acoustics for the NCIDQ Exam
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.
What do I need to know about life safety codes and standards?
Life safety codes and standards are an important part of the NCIDQ Exam.
Get an overview of what you need to know here.
Ergonomics of Workstations and the NCIDQ Exam
Why should designers taking the NCIDQ Exam be concerned with Ergonomics? Spending a long hours hunched over in your workstation can cause problems for you in the long run.
We’ve found some tips to make four workplace items help ease you into a better posture, greater comfort, and better productivity in the office.