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

CCIDC eNews ~ July 2012

Date: July 20th 2012

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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
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July, 2012
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Important Reminder!
There are just 12 days left to register for the October IDEX® California exam!
The IDEX California® exam is given October 1 through 31, 2012.

Designers must register by midnight August 1, 2012 and *complete all paperwork by August 15, 2012. Paperwork includes school transcripts, resume, proof of work experience, etc.

Give yourself some extra time to complete your paperwork by registering for the October 2012 IDEX today.
Wednesday, August 1, by midnight is your deadline!

Candidates who register on time but don�t meet the August 15 deadline will automatically be enrolled in the May 2013 exam.

Do you live outside the USA?
International testing centers for the IDEX exam are now available.
Contact CCIDC for more information.

Download our
IDEX® California Study Guide which gives you important information on the exam, test results, rules, schedule, etc.

For classes and study books, please
refer to the third-party list below.

IDEX Results for the May 2012 Exam

We had 63 candidates take the May, 2012 IDEX® California examination and 55 passed.
This is a 87.3% passing rate.

The highest score was 137 out of 150 questions.
The lowest score was 77.
The average score was 115.4.
The �cut score� (the number of questions requiring a correct answer to pass) is 102.

Here is a breakdown by each Domain (section):

On the California Codes and Regulations section there were 46 questions.
The highest score was 44.
The lowest score was 19.

On the Business Practices and Ethics section there were 53 questions.
The highest score was 51.
The lowest score was 33.

On the Design Standards section there were 51 questions.
The highest score was 46.
The lowest score was 19.

CONGRATULATIONS to all those who passed!

We urge all those who have taken the IDEX exam and failed, to please try again.

Long Beach Business Journal
Designers Focus On Remodel Projects, Diversifying Services In Tough Economy                                   By Tiffany Rider - Senior Writer

We would like to thank Megan Tagliaferri, Certified Interior Designer for her fine contribution to the Long Beach Business Journal article on interior design remodeling projects:

The article also mentions other non-certified designers. The information provided by Megan about CCIDC is greatly appreciated. Read the full article here

This is another good example of what CIDs can do to promote themselves and their credentials. 

If you are a CID and have an article of interest about Certification and how it helps your business, please e-mail it for our review and approval for publication in CCIDC�s eNews.

RSVP: Will You Be Attending Our Virtual Board Meeting?
The next CCIDC board meeting will be on Saturday, September 22, 2012 and it will be a virtual meeting. Please RSVP on this short survey (you will also be asked if you want paperless billing). Thank you!

CCIDC is Going Green!
We are now offering paperless billing statements. If you are interested in receiving your Invoices and Statements via e-mail please send an e-mail with your contact information to


IDEXprep, IDEX books

Study for the IDEX® California


IDEX Prep Complete Online Class by Deni Mosser, CID
Study online with 60 days of access. This comprehensive IDEX
® California prep class is available anywhere you have an Internet connection. This course contains 34 presentations; 34 quizzes; 385 practice questions; over 65 multipage downloads (the equivalent of hundreds of reference pages); and a final quiz of 150 questions. You get 24+ hours of anytime learning, support with instructor,  and 2 months of access! Full syllabus and details on web site.
Study 24/7 when it is convenient for you! 
$250.00 - IDEX Prep Complete Online / IDEX
® Domains I, II and III. Best value.
$175.00 - IDEX Prep California Codes / IDEX
® Domain I only.
$125.00 - IDEX Prep Business Practices & Design Standards /IDEX
® Domains II & III only.

The Original IDEX California Prep Class by Carol Lamkins, CID
Classes given on:
August 18 2012 in Baldwin Park, CA
August 25, 2012 in Berkeley, CA
Early bird $296 (12 days prior to each class). Regular price is $326.

New Interactive Webinar
Prepare for the California Interior Design Exam from the comfort of your home or office computer with this new webinar. This session runs four consecutive Thursday's in August.
Dates: August 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2012 Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
For details on the above classes and webinar, go to:


2011 California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Reference Manual
This 4th 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.
$134.85 ($109.00 plus $15.00 shipping plus $10.85 CA tax).  

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.
$142.20 ($120.00 plus $13.50 est. shipping plus $8.70 CA tax)

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Certified Interior Designer marketing tools

Free Marketing Tools for Certified Interior Designers

ABC Brochure - �Answers & Basics for Consumers� is available to print online or you may request 10 printed copies "free of charge� by sending an E-mail or checking the box at the bottom of your certification renewal notice.

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Consumer's Guide to Hiring a Certified Interior Designer

Hiring an Interior Designer? Make sure they�re Certified!

The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring an Interior Designer

The Difference Between a Decorator and an Interior Designer

A CID's Code of Ethics and Conduct

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Create your own CEU registry.
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2. Access your account 24/7 (see sample view below). 

Your private account keeps all your CEU courses in one place. You can enter CEUs that you�ve taken in the past, as early as 1995.

CEU registry for Certified Interior Designers

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