STEP Update

Take the NCIDQ this year!

WHY SEEK NCIDQ Certification?

NCIDQ Certification gives the interior designer a sense of personal achievement and contributes not only to the individual’s professional recognition, but also to the recognition of the profession as a whole. Passing the NCIDQ exam provides interior designers with peer recognition and promotes public acceptance through awareness of a profession with certified practitioners.

ASID Discount on EXAM Preparation Resources – Take the fear out of taking the test! 

ASID has identified several NCIDQ exam prep resources for general informational purposes only. ASID does not endorse any product or program listed and cannot attest to the accuracy, reliability or availability of the information, products or services listed. ASID members may receive a 10 percent discount with Qpractice.


Be sure to check the NCIDQ website for study guidance and resources at NCIDQ offers an array of resources to help you prepare for the exam, including all-new study materials. For more information, visit Flashcard Secrets: Learn how to quickly solve difficult NCIDQ exam questions with their flashcard system. For more information,

ASID is pleased to announce our association with Qpractice to provide online NCIDQ Prep courses. Now you can study anywhere online. ASID members in good standing are eligible for a discount on registration. Please login to your membership account for details. ASID member registration is available during exam season. See the Qpractice study schedule for details on registration dates.

Available materials:

  • FREE NCIDQ Exam Study Plan by email
  • Online study group memberships and practice tests
  • Online practice tests based on the IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum
  • Affiliate programs to raise money for your local ASID chapter


QPrep offers workshops and online webinars that help designers prepare themselves primarily for the Practicum section of the NCIDQ Exam. Content areas, the NCIDQ book list, and study tips for the multiple choice sections are also discussed.

Host a QPrep Workshop: 

These classes focus on the Practicum and offer an opportunity to work through a problem similar to the one that will be on the exam. ASID Chapters schedule these workshops for eight or more candidates.To request an instructor or to find scheduled workshops, visit Organize a study workshop through an ASID Chapter. You may find a list of ASID chapter contact information at

PPI NCIDQ Exam Preparation Review

This program offers packaged exam review materials for the NCIDQ by David Kent Ballast including:

Other reference material includes:

IDEX Essentials: The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam (IDEXES)

Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects (ICD6)

In addition to the individual products, PPI offers packages at a 15% discount:

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NCIDQ Exam Secrets Study Guide: NCIDQ Test Review for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination
NCIDQ Exam Secrets helps you ace the NCIDQ without weeks and months of endless studying. This comprehensive study guide is written by exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test.

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