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 Final 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.
Meanwhile, by 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 1000s 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.
You can easily complete 1 or 2 modules a week, depending on how far in advance 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 950 questions and answers, all updated for the new 2016 Interior Design Professional 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 Qpractice members area and can get started right away. 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 confident that with our proven system you’ll succeed. However, taking action is up to you.
What happens when I register?
You'll get immediate access to the Qpractice members area, where you can get started right away with the first module.
What else do I need?
Qpractice uses the Interior Design Reference Manual by David Kent Ballast – Sixth Edition, as our textbook for all exam sections. We also recommend (but don't require) several other books depending on your work experience, and the exam section.
You'll need your own NCIDQ Exam PDPs for the Practicum (hurry and get our Qpractice members-only early registration discount), drawing supplies and tools.
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 content area.
The timed tests simulate the actual exam experience in both timing and delivery. Plan to spend the same amount of time as on exam day. You can take the tests as many times as you want and get a different random batch of questions each time.
When you're in a hurry, take a half-length test or content area quiz.
How many hours do I need to study?
Reviewing for the IDFX and IDPX takes a lot of reading. Our study schedule leaves you some time free on the weekends to catch up or take a break.
Then you will need to spend some time after your reading 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 Practicum, successful members follow our study plan and spend around 30-40 hours in drawing practice. Plus they do one or more full-day practice exams.
This usually means practicing each of the 7 drawings at least 2-3 times until you can comfortably draw several versions in less than the recommended time.
That said – if your schedule is tight – don’t worry. Plan ahead, and study when it is convenient for you.
Will my access to the course expire?
You get unlimited personal access to Qpractice website resources for the term of your plan, and you’ll also get complimentary access to 1 year of paid support in our private study groups with each course.
You have 5 years to pass all NCIDQ Exam Sections, so work through them at any pace that’s convenient for you. Plus, you can take both the practice tests and content area quizzes as many times as you want.
Do your NCIDQ practice tests have the same questions as the Prometric tests?
No, but our questions cover the same content areas as provided by NCIDQ. While it is unlikely that any question would be identical, you may see some similar questions. Qpractice tests cover the exam content areas in the same 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, and the IDFX & IDPX, felt that our tests matched the exam in content and difficulty level. Many preferred that you could take our tests more than once.
Are the practice tests scored the same as the NCIDQ Exam?
The NCIDQ Exam is not scored like a typical exam. It is scaled with scores 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 allows you to retake your test over and over again. You can see your scores by content area, and answers and explanations for each question. If you’re scoring 90% in each content area, you’re doing well.
If you’re scoring 40 – 50% – you need to study more, and with Qpractice you'll know exactly which content areas to focus on.
When are the Live Office Hours Workshops?
The live workshops run on Saturdays during exam season. See the exact dates and times on our NCIDQ Study Schedule.
How do I attend Live Office Hours?
We meet for live webinars. You can register to attend the Live Office Hours and find replays right in the course modules. Workshops last 1-2 hours each.
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 your course modules as soon as they are available, so you can watch when it’s convenient for you.
Do you have a refund policy?
Yes. You get 1 full week to try our online study program — twice the time as a regular weekend workshop. Except you save on travel time and expenses, and avoid having to take a day off work.
Bottom line: If you’re not completely satisfied just let us know, and we’ll happily refund your money.
Practice tests sold separately are final sale.