We’ve helped thousands of interior designers pass the NCIDQ Exams the first time…and we’d like to help you, too.
The worst thing you can do is go into the NCIDQ Exams unprepared.
It costs too much — time, money, and lost career opportunities — to not get it right the first time.
What you need is focus on studying the right things.
Our team of NCIDQ Certificate holders and licensed designers have been in your shoes, and we have helped thousands of designers like you realize big dreams of interior design mastery…by helping you determine where to focus your energy for the exam.
A big part of passing the NCIDQ exams is understanding the format, timing and scoring of the tests themselves — not just the concepts.
A lot of designers won’t realize that – they'll lose precious time going into the exam only half prepared, without any practice.
Simply reading a book or taking a weekend crash course isn’t enough — you need a proven, practical, step-by-step program that shows you how to:
You need a proven path that takes the mystery out of the NCIDQ Exams, and shines a light on what you need to know to pass all three exams – the first time you take them.
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.
How Pretesting Can Help You Pass the NCIDQ Exams
Recent research has shown that cramming and memorization won’t help you prepare as much as one deceptively simple technique:
As it turns out, pretesting can raise your score on the exam by an average of 10%.
This recent development in learning science tells us that taking pretests can help you achieve success on the final exam.
Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, a psychologist from U.C.L.A., found in her research that pretesting can raise your score on the final exam by an average of ten percent. That’s enough to mean the difference between passing and failing the NCIDQ Exam.
Traditional studying can trick your brain into a false sense of security. You think you’ve mastered concepts and ideas, but when exam day comes, 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 can actually change how your brain thinks.
Even giving wrong answers on a pretest can change how your brain remembers and recalls data. This sets your brain – and you – up for future success by helping you “fail forward.”
When you use pretesting to study for the IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0 exams, you’re more likely to be relaxed and performing at your best on exam day.
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Introducing NCIDQ Exam Complete
NCIDQ Exam Complete is the all-in-one prep course to help you get ready for the IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0 exams.
…even if you’re feeling overwhelmed about trying to master the exam material.
…even if you’ve tried to pass the exams before, and failed.
With NCIDQ Exam Complete, you’ll get the inside scoop on what and how to study, and get experienced, expert advice from NCIDQ Certified designers when you have questions.
Here’s Exactly How It Works:
As soon as you join the program, you’ll get access to a series of lessons with videos, quizzes, live webinars, email reminders and worksheets, and blog posts to help you prepare for the IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0 Exams.
We’ve combined access for all three exam courses into one subscription-based program, so you can buy monthly access, or save money by signing up for 6 or 12 months.
Either way, you’ll get access to the materials a week at a time, following our study schedule, with a new section opening up each week – so you’ll never feel overwhelmed, and you can work through the course completely at your own pace.
Everything is ready for you online anytime, anywhere you have internet access – easily accessible from your tablet, desktop, or mobile phone.
Get Our Step-by-Step Study Schedule, & Take Our Practice Tests Whenever You Like.
When you sign up for NCIDQ Exam Complete, we’ll also give you our step-by-step exam prep schedule, so you know exactly what you should be studying each week to get ready for the IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0 exams.
As part of NCIDQ Exam Complete, you can take full, timed online practice exams that accurately simulate the exam experience, or try our module quizzes for a quick snapshot of your current level of knowledge.
You can take our tests as many times as you like. Each test is delivered from a pool of thousands of questions and answers, all updated for the current NCIDQ Exams, and no testing sessions are exactly the same.
When You Enroll at the Premium Level Today, You’ll Also Get These Helpful Bonuses
We know you’ll need help and support as you prepare for the exams.
When you join NCIDQ Exam Complete at the Premium level, you’ll get these bonuses:
Private Study Group
When you join the program, you’ll get access to a private online study group, facilitated by NCIDQ-certified interior designers.
This is a vibrant community of motivated, like-minded designers who will support you and answer your questions as you’re preparing for the exam. Access anywhere with our exclusive mobile app.
Live “Office Hours” with NCIDQ Certified Designers
On Saturdays, you’ll be able to get on a live webinar with our team of NCIDQ Certified Designers, and ask them your most pressing questions.
This will help reinforce the learning you’re doing during the week, and help you iron out any trouble spots you hit when you’re studying on your own.
If you can’t make it live, that’s okay – every Q&A session will be recorded, and you can access them through the members area at any time.
The Answer Vault
Get access to more than 70 bite-sized video answers to your most common questions. We take discussions from our Live Office Hours and edit them into short videos that you can watch anytime for fast answers to your questions.
- Full access to all Qpractice prep materials for all three NCIDQ Exams, including IDFX, IDPX, and PRAC 2.0
- Video and text-based lessons, worksheets, articles, and other helpful tips
- The ability to take as many pretests and quizzes as you want
- The ultimate daily study schedule, to help you get ready for any exam, or all three
- Your own private study group, facilitated by NCIDQ-certified interior designers (Premium Level only)
- Live “Office Hours” and with NCIDQ Certified Designers (Premium Level only)
- Answer Vault recorded audio and video answers to the most-asked questions (Premium Level only)
Sign up for Premium Access
All plans automatically renew.
Change or cancel anytime.
All plans include:
- IDFX, IDPX, & PRAC Courses and Lessons
- IDFX, IDPX, & PRAC Study Guide and Quizzes
- IDFX, IDPX, & PRAC Practice Tests
- IDFX, IDPX, & PRAC Workshops
- Work Experience Assessment
- Daily Study Schedule
- VIP Study Group for Q&A with mobile app
- Live & Recorded Office Hours and Chats
- Answer Vault: Recorded Audio/Video Q&A
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Frequently Asked Questions
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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 members area. Qpractice is delivered through members-only videos, quizzes, live webinars, email reminders and worksheets, and blog posts.
Qpractice is designed for you to get exactly what you need without spending hours and hours trying to figure out what to learn. But you need to do the work!