NCIDQ Exam Preparation Resources

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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 Member pricing may apply with certain partners.


ASID is pleased to announce our association with Qpractice to provide online NCIDQ Prep courses. See the Qpractice study schedule for details on registration dates. ASID members registering here only will receive a member's discount.

Available materials include:

  • 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.

PPI NCIDQ Preparation Review

The Power to Pass program offers packaged exam review materials for the NCIDQ by David Kent Ballast including:

  • Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam (IDRM6)
  • NCIDQ® IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam (IDFNPX)
  • NCIDQ® Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam (IDPCPX)
  • Interior Design in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the NCIDQ® Exam (IDFL3)

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.

NCIDQ Exam Secrets Study Guide

NCIDQ Exam Secrets is comprehensive study guide is written by exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test.

The guide includes: 

  • A detailed overview of the national council for interior design qualification examination
  • An extensive review of the codes, systems, standards and contracts
  • A guide to application, coordination, and practice
  • Comprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanations

NCIDQ Exam Secrets is available for purchase on 

Flashcard Secrets

Learn how to quickly solve difficult NCIDQ exam questions with their flashcard system. For more information, visit

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