California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
"Public Protection Through Examination and Certification"

1605 Grand Avenue, Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone: 760 - 761-4734 / Fax: 760 - 761-4736
E-mail: CCIDC

IDEX News | July 2010

Date: June 30th 2010

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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California

1605 Grand Avenue - Suite 4
San Marcos, CA 92078
Tel. 760-761-4734  Fax 760-761-4736
CCIDC Web site




IDEX stands for Interior Design Examination.

The IDEX California® is the only examination required to become
a Certified Interior Designer in the state of California.

Countdown to Register for the Fall IDEX Exam!

Sunday, August 1, 2010 is just 33 days away! If you want to take the October IDEX and apply for Certification, the deadline to register is now!

Apply by midnight August 1, 2010 and then complete your application and paperwork no later than midnight, August 16, 2010.


�What is the difference between IDEX and NCIDQ?�
Here is a comparison chart of the two examinations that should answer all your questions on which path is right for you.

Did you fail the IDEX exam?
We urge all those who have taken the exam and failed, to try again. The results for the May 2010 are in, and 63 candidates took the exam (even though 100 registered.)

37 candidates transferred to the October 2010 exam rather than taking the test in May. Out of the 63 candidates who took the May exam, only 3 failed. The pass rate was 95% and our analysis indicates this group was very motivated and well-prepared!

Study Classes & Materials from Third Parties
The ORIGINAL IDEX California Prep Class
Prepare for the IDEX exam with a concise, 8-hour class that focuses on the exam contents. Included are over 80 pages of handout information. 
Classes in July and August in Irvine, San Diego, Brisbane & Sacramento.
Instructor: Carol Lamkins
$325.00  Regular
$295.00  �Early Bird�

California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Resource Manual
This illustrated manual is 286-pages and is a useful resource to help you study for the IDEX California exam and would be an effective reference manual for all your interior design projects.
$109.00 plus tax and shipping / total $134.72

IDEX Essentials: The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam by David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ Certificate No. 9425. Provides a thorough review of each of the IDEX California exam's three domains. IDEX Essentials covers everything interior designers need to know about the 2007 California Building Code, business practices, ethics, and design standards.
$109.95 plus handling, tax and shipping
Get 10% off with promo code: IDEX2   / total $127.85
Promo code good through October 31, 2010
The IDEXPrep eGuide is a .pdf resource for just about everything you�ll need to study for the IDEX exam. Reference CBC-California Building Codes, disabled access drawings, technical bulletins, page numbers of what to read in the IDEX reference books and more.
$72.00 - instant download, no tax or shipping
Get 20% off, use discount code: idx81  / total $57.60
Discount code good through August 1, 2010

IDEX Reference Books - an Amazon affiliate for new & used IDEX reference books

Take an IDEX Practice Quiz online
$ Free

   CCIDC does not receive any compensation from the above third parties

Additional IDEX Information
Need more information about IDEX?
The "Official" IDEX California Study Guide or visit this web page 

If you have any questions, please feel free to
e-mail us.

Thank you,

Douglas R. Stead
Executive Director

California Council for Interior Design Certification (CCIDC)
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
�Public protection through examination and Certification�

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