Congratulations to all designers who passed the Spring 2021 NCIDQ Exams!
Of all test takers, 531 became newly certified designers — and over 365 were Qpractice members.
That's more than two-thirds!
So what's the NCIDQ Exam Pass Rate?
For all test-takers, the pass rates for each exam are released twice per year for the previous administration, along with the list of new NCIDQ Certificate holders.
For Spring 2021, at least 68% of the new NCIDQ Certificate holders were Qpractice members! For fall 2020, at least 63% of the new NCIDQ Certificate holders were Qpractice members. This includes all who had purchased one or more subscriptions, courses, or workshops for their NCIDQ Exam prep for one, two, or all three of their exams!
This is based on a complete name match with the member's state or province. If you moved or passed your exams and have not updated your information with us in your account, please reach out, and we'll help you correct this.
As we get ready to start our study season for the Fall 2021 Exam season, we're continuing to update and add even more to our subscription to help you pass the NCIDQ Exams!
What's New at Qpractice?
Last fall, we updated all of our practice tests and quizzes to match the new 2021 NCIDQ Exam Blueprints in content distribution.
New quizzes updated to the new exam blueprints
We've updated and remapped over 1700 questions and added over 200 new questions, with more on the way.
This year, the Practicum Exam will use real-life building codes from the ICC family of building codes like the International Building Codes, 2018. We're also rolling out these code updates throughout all of our content, including a new set of case studies on the way.
New lesson summaries and audio
This year we introduced a new audio format for each lesson.
Everyone learns differently. Having the same content in multiple formats helps those who prefer to listen, is a way to reinforce your learning from reading, and can be especially helpful if English is not your first language. Also, since the exam is now available worldwide, we often have international members. I hope you find this helpful!
This year, each new lesson summary follows along with the NCIDQ Blueprint knowledge statements. In addition, we're excited to have an award-winning interior designer and voice actor, Robin Siegerman narrating our lessons.
Oh, and she earned her NCIDQ Certificate, too!
Qpractice Members — you can also “meet” Robin in an Office Hours replay, where she shared her interior design expertise about kitchen and bath design and acoustics!
New live workshops
We've had an excellent response for the last few years for our live workshops. We've used CIDQ's practice tests to do this in the past, and each workshop previously sold for $169 – $199 each on top of purchasing the CIDQ quiz.
Now we have unique quizzes set up for you in the course to take before the live workshop, with no additional purchase needed. Your subscription now includes all of this for only $149/month.
We cover test-taking strategy for each exam, and walk through each question and answer with
- Tips on how to avoid common mistakes
- How to choose when you don't know the answer
- Explanations for each correct answer
- The WHY and sourcing behind the correct answer
We recommend that you take your quiz before the live event, but your Qpractice monthly plan includes unlimited access to our online practice tests and quizzes.
Why We Offer All Access Courses
As a Premium Access member, you get access to courses for all three exams in one membership. This helps you make the most of the topical overlap between them. While IDFX and IDPX no longer overlap between each other, All of PRAC overlaps with both of these:
- 24 of 38 PRAC knowledge statements overlap with IDFX
- 14 of the 38 PRAC knowledge statements overlap with IDPX
Much of the content we're reviewing is essentially the same as far as studying goes, yet the major difference is with the type or format of questions and the level of detail and application.
We show you exactly how this applies in each lesson at the bottom, along with relevant work experience and your reading review.
Study With Our Team of Certified Interior Designers
By studying together, we can have more meaningful and helpful discussions in the study group, led by our team of NCIDQ Certified interior designers. We also cover a variety of member questions for each exam during live office hours. This helps us benefit from the collective wisdom of the group so that we can help each other.
We've designed the structure to accommodate everyone, whether:
- you're just taking one exam and want to purchase exam season access
- you're planning on taking two or more exams over the next year, or
- you plan to study for both the spring and fall exams
Learn more about the updated and most current NCIDQ Exam information; dates, deadlines, and fees; application process; scoring and NCIDQ Exam pass rates; exam content details; and certification.