Many of the books you'll use to prepare for the NCIDQ Exam will be a welcome reference on the job – save time estimating materials and understanding codes and standards, or build a professional practice.
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, 8th Edition Ebook$98.75
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is an especially helpful guide for all NCIDQ Exams, especially for applied codes like in Practicum. Many Qpractice members have used this to study and successfully pass the NCIDQ Exams.
It includes the 2018 and 2021 versions of codes including IBC, NFPA, ANSI, ADA, and other standards.
Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects, 6th Edition$225.00
Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects covers building systems and construction for interior design and is a listed reference used by CIDQ item writers in developing questions for the NCIDQ Exam.
- Digital edition with 1-year eTextbook Access, or
- Print book with free US shipping, subject to availability
- Study group support for Qpractice members
The Interior Design Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to ProfitabilityGet this book if you are taking IDPX and/or ever plan to go into business for yourself. We know extremely successful designers who have based their entire practice on systems in this book.
Professional Practice for Interior Designers
This guide to professional practice for interior designers includes access to a companion website with resources and forms. Recommended by CIDQ for the NCIDQ Exam. Selected chapters included in the Qpractice NCIDQ Exam Guide.
Fiona Finer The Interior Designer$12.00If you’ve ever tried to explain to friends, family, or colleagues what an interior designer really does – this delightful children's art book will be entertaining for you! By Qpractice alumna and NCIDQ Ambassador Corinn Soro, NCIDQ, CID, CHID, EDAC, SEGD
The Brand of You digital edition: The ultimate guide for an interior designer’s career journey$18.95
Special Epub/PDF Digital Edition. In The Brand of You, Qpractice graduate Aga Artka and Jenny Rebholz share why establishing your personal brand is critical to navigating your career journey with confidence, preparedness and optimism.
CEU Workshop The Brand of You$30.00
Join Qpractice founder Lisa League for a special in this special CEU with authors Jenny Rebholz and Qpractice graduate Aga Artka who'll share what they've learned in their book, The Brand of You. Includes:
- On-demand video format with quiz
- Digital download of the The Brand of You book
- 1 hour IDCEC approved CEU credit
Estimating for Interior DesignersUse this book to help you understand and learn to quickly complete calculations on the NCIDQ Exam for wallpaper, flooring, and window treatments.
Interior Graphic and Design StandardsQpractice founder Lisa League still uses this book as a reference for commercial layouts, custom millwork, and as a guide for dimensions for elevations and sections. Need help planning restrooms? This book has a zillion different arrangements for residential bathrooms and commercial restrooms.
Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space PlanningQpractice founder Lisa League used to borrow Time-Saver Standards for Interior Design and Space Planning regularly in her job as a hospitality designer, and this is a reference recommended by CIDQ for the NCIDQ Exams.
Human Dimension & Interior Space: A Source Book of Design Reference StandardsHuman Dimension & Interior Space is especially helpful for understanding anthropometrics. Several questions on the new CIDQ PRAC 2 practice test reference the type of data presented in this book. Great professional reference for professional design of custom furniture, banquettes, cabinetry, reception desks, display cases, and other custom millwork. Now available on Kindle.
Interior Lighting for DesignersWe recommend Interior Lighting for Designers for all exam sections, especially if you don't have professional experience specifying and designing lighting systems. Also a recommended reference for the NCIDQ Exam by CIDQ.