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Pass the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam
Completing the IDFX exam will help take your career up a notch. Now’s the time to get it done.
With our proven process and passionate community by your side, you’ll be on your way to certification.
For so many of us, just the thought of taking an exam stirs up stress. The studying and preparation… the worrying about whether we’ve covered the right material. And then, of course, there’s the actual writing of the exam.
We’ve all been there! From high school to college and beyond, we’ve crammed and memorized and struggled to do our best.
But recent research has shown that all the cramming and memorization in the world doesn’t offer you the benefits of one deceptively simple technique:
Pretesting can raise Your score on the exam by an average of 10%.
This recent development in learning-science tells us that by taking pretests, even failing them, can help you achieve success on the final exam.
In fact, U.C.L.A. psychologist, Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, found in her research that pretesting can raise your score on the final exam by an average of ten percent. And that's enough to mean the difference between passing or failing the IDFX.
Traditional studying can trick your brain into a false sense of security.
You think you’ve mastered concepts and ideas, but come exam day you blank out.
Why? With passive studying you’re less likely to understand a subject because you simply tried to memorize it.
Using pretesting, you’re changing how your brain thinks.
Even wrong answers on a pretest change how your brain remembers and recalls data. This sets your brain – and you – up for future success by helping you to “fail forward.”
Pretesting Is the Cornerstone of Our Program
And we have 1000's of successful NCIDQ certificate holding designers to show for it. And it's so exciting for us to celebrate together 🙂
Qpractice has helped thousands of designers just like you find their way to success.
We provide you with a doable study plan, taking you through the entire program in manageable chunks. We also share useful hints and tips that boost your chances of success.
And most of all, we help you practice for your exam through pretesting. You get the positive results of priming your brain for success so you’re more relaxed and performing at your best on exam day.
Our IDFX prep program will guide you through core principles. Then you’ll practice each skill. And we’ll let you know what the graders are really looking for.
With our plan you will not only pass the IDFX, but you’ll also develop the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking now.
Passing the IDFX sends a strong signal – to employers, even to clients – about how motivated and serious a designer you are.
Pass the first time
“I passed both IDFX and IDPX with flying colors! The Qpractice practice tests were fantastic study tools, and they were a great predictor of my scores.”
Know you’ll succeed before stepping into the exam room
“Got my IDFX and IDPX results – I passed both tests and will become certified on my first attempt on all sections!”
Introducing the Qpractice NCIDQ Exam
IDFX Prep Course and Practice Tests
Get the inside scoop on what and how to study. Plus, get access to experienced, expert advice and a vibrant community of passionate, like-minded designers!
Our IDFX Prep Course and Practice Tests will help you go from unprepared to professional…
We lay out a proven path toward success. One that takes the mystery out of the IDFX exam and shines a light on what you need to know to nail it the first time.
Here’s how it works…
Start by following the Qpractice Study Plan to review the NCIDQ Exam content areas. Here you will learn how and where to focus your efforts to get the most bang for your buck.
Get Great “Insider” Tips
like which NCIDQ Exam Content Areas overlap – so you can squeeze the most value out of your reading and study time
Then jump into our Live Office Hours and our online, members-only study group. Get your questions answered plus outstanding support and encouragement from the Qpractice community.
And of course you’ll have access to our pool of practice tests.
Take full, timed online IDFX practice exams that accurately simulate the exam experience, or try our mini-quizzes for a quick snapshot of where you’re at. You can even build your own quiz to keep things fresh and your brain sharp.
You’ll be armed with the best techniques for learning the material plus a variety of pretesting options to help train your brain.
All You Need Is Your Computer and 3 Hours…
We know your life is already busy. That’s why we’ve structured the program so it works for you. You can work at your own pace… Study with a private group… Follow our calendar schedule…. Or create your own.
Just complete 1 or 2 modules a week, depending on when you start your NCIDQ prep.
PLUS! You can take our test as many times as you want.
“But Don’t Other Programs Have the Same Things?”
Other programs run once, lasting only one weekend. Who will be around to answer your questions later? Other practice tests have fewer questions and restrict you to only taking the test once.
This is easier for them but bad for you. That’s why with Qpractice you have unlimited 24-7 access and unlimited testing. Plus, we’ve setup our tests to both challenge and help you. Only with us do you get:
A Huge Question Database
Each test is delivered from a pool of more than 1300 questions and answers, all updated for the current Interior Design Fundamentals Exam
Random Test Creation
With random questions & answers, no two testing sessions are exactly the same
Robust Reporting & Help
Compare your answers against the correct answers plus get explanations and diagrams with a downloadable and emailed report. NEW – See your percentage score by content area, so you know what to study more.
Detailed videos, including Insider Tips, Tips for Test Taking, and our IDPX and IDFX Q&A.
No matter how you approach the course, we’re always there by your side.
Experience real tears of joy + the pride of certification
“I passed both the IDFX and IDPX!! I was so nervous, my boyfriend had to open the envelope. I cried when he told me! Passed the PRAC in the spring, so now I’m certified!!!!
Congrats to all who passed! AND a big HUGE thank you to Lisa and Qpractice. I could not have done it without!!”
Kelly H. McFerran
Build your confidence
“I got the letter today and passed both PX/FX!! So happy to be able to move on and get going with the Practicum. Feeling confident now. Thanks Qpractice for the support!”
Finally get your license
“I passed the IDPX exam and since that was the last exam I needed to take, I’m now applying for my Florida license. Thank you for your help!”
I look forward to having you join us in Office Hours,
Lisa League, NCIDQ
PS: As soon as you register, you’ll get immediate access to the private Qpractice IDFX VIP study group. Qpractice is delivered through members-only videos, quizzes, live webinars, email reminders and worksheets, and blog posts. But you need to do the work!
Qpractice is designed for you to get exactly what you need without spending hours and hours trying to figure out what to learn. We’re so confident that using our proven system you’ll succeed, so we offer a passing guarantee. However, taking action is up to you.
What happens when I register?
As soon as you register, you'll get immediate access to the NCIDQ Exam Complete members area where you can get started right away. This is a combined program, so you get access to all the lessons, quizzes, and practice tests you’ll need to prepare for the IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0 Exams.
After you sign up, the material will be dripped out to you a week at a time, so you can follow the study schedule (or work a week or two ahead).
What else do I need for this program?
All courses require a textbook. You have a choice of either the Interior Design Reference Manual by David Kent Ballast – Sixth Edition, or the Qpractice NCIDQ Exam Guide.
You will also need a computer with:
Current Windows or Mac operating system
Updated browser — we use and recommend Google Chrome
Desktop or laptop for taking PRAC 2.0 new question types*
*Course content, study group, and regular multiple-choice questions work fine on current tablets and phones.
See Supported Software by Microsoft & Apple
Can I stop and start the practice tests?
Qpractice has full and half-length time and untimed practice tests designed to help you prepare for the computer-based NCIDQ Exams. We also have short untimed quizzes for each module.
The timed tests simulate the actual exam experience in both timing and delivery. Plan to spend the same amount of time on the practice exams as you will on exam day. You can take the tests as many times as you want, and you’ll get a different random batch of questions each time.
You can't stop a test before completing and get your score, so if you're in a hurry, take a half-length test or module quiz.
How many hours do I need to study?
You can complete each daily summary lesson in about a half hour, and watch most Answer Vault videos in about 5 minutes or less.
Reviewing for IDFX and IDPX will take more reading, our Work Experience Assessment will help you determine how much. Then you will need to spend some time after your review with a practice test. Based on what you missed, spend some extra time going over that material, then test again. You can take our practice test unlimited times throughout the testing season.
For PRAC 2.0, we recommend you spend about a week reviewing each content area including assignments and quizzes, plus a week or two on each case study. We've incorporated the review time into our study schedule, so it aligns with other exam topics, and you can save time by studying for all three exams at once if you need to.
The study schedule leaves you some time free on the weekends to catch up or take a break. If your schedule is tight, don’t worry – just plan ahead, and study when it is convenient for you.
Will my access to the course expire?
We offer access to NCIDQ Exam Complete as a monthly recurring subscription, but you’ll save money if you sign up for 6 or 12 months at a time.
You get unlimited personal access to your course and Qpractice website resources for the term of your plan. You also get paid support in our private study group, Live Office Hours, and the Answer Vault with purchase of each Premium plan.
How do I get free shipping on my paperback or flashcards?
We deliver your Book or Ebook for free directly from the publisher. You will pay no sales tax or shipping (in the continental US) on your order. Your receipt contains a unique purchase code and link. Just click the link in your receipt to add the book to your cart on the publisher's website. Enter your purchase code and shipping information. Please note that your code cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts.
Do your NCIDQ practice tests have the same questions as the CIDQ practice tests?
While it's unlikely that questions would be identical, you may see similar questions.
Qpractice tests are specifically designed to cover the exam content areas in the same topics, question style, and proportion of questions per content area as the actual exam, and your score is broken down by content area so you can assess your strengths and weaknesses to plan your study.
Our members who have taken both versions felt that our tests matched the exam in content and difficulty level, and many of them said being able to take the practice tests more than once was helpful during their test prep process.
Are the practice tests scored the same as the NCIDQ Exam?
No. The NCIDQ Exam is not scored like a typical exam, because it is based on scaled scores not raw scores. The scores are scaled from 200 (0 correct) to 800 (all correct), with the passing score set at 500. Statistical analysis ensures that the tests given each year are equally difficult, even when the questions may be different.
Qpractice practice tests allows you to retake your test over and over again, and view your scores by exam content area, with answers and explanations for each question. We also include reference sources for further study. With NCIDQ Exam Complete, you'll know exactly which content areas to focus on.
How do I attend Live Office Hours?
If you’re a Premium member, you can join us for live “Office Hours” sessions. Each Q&A session lasts one to two hours. All the information for joining the Office Hours sessions is available in the members area.
What if I miss Office Hours?
Office Hours are recorded and posted for Qpractice members to watch the following week. We post the replays right in the members area as soon as they are available, so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.