As of October 19, 2008, the IDEX® California became the only examination required to fulfill the examination portion of the certification process in California. No longer do we require the combination of the CCRE and one of the three national examinations (CQRID, NCIDQ, NKBA).
The IDEX California® is an online only examination that is given each year throughout the months of May and October. If you wish to sit for the exam in May, completed application packets must be received by March 1st. If you wish to sit for the exam in October, completed application packets must be received by August 1st. The cost to take the test is $300.00 plus a $75.00 testing center fee. See exam dates.
To take the IDEX California®, candidates will first have to apply to become a CID in order to have their education or work experience verified. The minimum requirements to take the IDEX will be two years (40 Semester Units or 60 quarter credits) of interior design education (not including general subjects) or 5 years (9,000 hours) of diversified interior design working experience.
The deadline to apply for Certification and register for the IDEX is August 1, 2015.
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