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 website
9 days to register for the Spring IDEX® California exam!
The deadline to apply for certification and register for the May exam is midnight,
March 1, 2012. REGISTER FOR IDEX TODAY
The title Certified Interior Designer is the only legally-recognized title for interior designers in the state of California.
Only Certified Interior Designers have proven their education, experience,
and have passed an examination relevant to California.
Legislative Sunset Review
Like all boards and bureaus (including architects and engineers)
who are under the purview of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), CCIDC undergoes regular evaluation and review by the legislature, which is called the Sunset Review process.
provides a formal opportunity for the Legislature, interested parties, and stakeholders to make recommendations for improvements to the "Certified Interior Designer" statute, Section 5800 of the Business
and Professions Code. Sunset Reviews are performed on a regular cycle and our review will be in 2013. This will be the fourth Sunset Review for CCIDC since our inception in 1991.
For complete details on what the Sunset Review process is, and what it means for CCIDC and for Certified Interior Designers, please visit our new Sunset Review page.
Discussing Certification in Public or Student Forums
When you plan a public or student forum and want to explore the pros and cons of
certification, you owe it to your audience to have the correct information presented to them.
CCIDC is more than happy to speak with professional interior designers and students on Certification, the
title "Certified Interior Designer" and the CID law under California Business & Professions Code 5800, etc.
We are a transparent and ethical organization that will tell you what certification
is, and what it isn't, and we will answer all your questions openly and honestly.
Download our freeIDEX® California Study Guide which gives you important information on the exam, test results, rules, schedule, etc. It is NOT a 'study manual' per se. To study for the IDEX, please refer to the third-party classes and materials listed below:
IDEX Prep Online Class Study for the IDEX® California exam wherever you have an Internet
connection. This comprehensive class gives you 60 days of access; 34 presentations; 34 quizzes; 385 practice questions; over 65
large downloads = hundreds of reference pages; a final quiz of 150 questions. This is 24+ hours of anytime learning! Full syllabus on web site. Study Early - To save 10%, enroll by March 1, 2012. $195 $175.50 - IDEX Prep Online covers all of IDEX® Domains I, II and III. Best value. $150 $135.00 - California Codes covers IDEX® Domain I only. $100 $ 90.00 - Business Practices & Design Standards covers IDEX® Domains II and III only. Enroll when it is convenient for you.
Custom IDEX California Review Course - No. Calif. Class will be custom-scheduled in March or April in Northern California. This one-day class
includes: .8 CEUs; take-home flash-drive with additional materials, including outlines and links; visual aids, humor and efficient coverage of material; familiarity with exam topics, clear
explanations for trickier concepts; proven methods to max your prep time, remember, and be confident on test day; topics include building codes, ethics, business practices, contracts, fire
safety, access, green issues and more. $295.00 for registered early birds, $325.00 if you register less that 7 days in advance. E-mail Deborah Ogden, CID at firstname.lastname@example.org with IDEX in the subject line and let
her know which month and location you want your class.
The ORIGINAL IDEX CALIFORNIA Prep Class
Prepare for the California Interior Design Exam (IDEX California) with a concise, interactive,
8-hour class that focuses on the exam. Included are over 80 pages of handout information plus follow-up. Class is in: Irvine on Sat. March 31, 2012 and in San Francisco area on Sat. April 21, 2012.
Special Early Bird Fee $296.00 ends 12 days prior to each class. Regular $326.00 For more information and registration go to: www.clcid.org/IDEX-CLASSES.html
2011 California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Reference Manual
, 4th Edition This edition was revised to reflect the CAL Green mandatory regulations. Additional changes,
found in this edition, are in graphics and improved formatting which will make the material easier to follow. This illustrated manual is 322 pages and was updated in May 2011. It is a great
resource for studying for the IDEX California as well as a great reference manual for all interior design projects. $109 plus tax and shipping. www.clcid.org/CODE-MANUALS.html
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 http://ppi2pass.com/IDEX
Doug Stead, Executive Director of CCIDC will be one of 13 design professionals to speak to students
about their career path. Students will receive free brochures on certification and have all their questions answered about this important step for their professional career.
Saturday March 24, 2012 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Cosentino Center 9020 Activity Road, Suite C San Diego, CA 92126
Specifying Successful Ceramic & Stone Tiles Installations, Beyond TCNA and ANSI Learn how to properly specify a successful installation of ceramic and stone
tiles. The focus of the program will be on industry standards, i.e., TCA (Tile Council of North America) and ANSI (American National Standard for Installation of Ceramic Tile); changes in and review of important TCNA and ANSI standards, changes in the 2011 TCNA Handbook, important definitions, and important concepts and trends you should be aware of to ensure a successful installation.
Free of charge. To schedule this session, please visit: www.parex.com/schedule-seminar.shtml and select Specifying Successful Ceramic & Stone Tile Installations from the course listings. Credit: .1 CEU | 1 LU HSW
The Legal Way to Sign Your Contracts
Here are the proper ways to sign your name to promote your certification credential:
Your Name, Certified Interior Designer #____
Your Name, Certified Interior Designer #____ in the state of California
The above also includes the commonly adopted abbreviation �CID� such as: Your
name, CID #____ but it is preferable to use the codified title �Certified Interior Designer� as written in statute, Section 5800 of the California Business and Profession Code (CBPC).
Please do not use �CCIDC� behind your name.
It is not correct, you are not a member of CCIDC, and we are not a membership organization. CCIDC is the certification board which administers the certification statute Section 5800 through 5812 of the California Business and Profession Code.
If you have any questions on how to sign your name or advertise yourself properly on your web site, please e-mail us.
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