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The standard for interior designers in the State of California
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How to Become a Certified Interior Designer

 

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Certification Opportunity Extended
for National Exam holders!
Deadline: August 1, 2014

1. Apply for Certification and the IDEX California® exam under one of the paths below:

 

 

 

 

Path #1

Path #1: You are a student with 2 years of education or, You are an interior designer with more than 5 but less than 8 years work experience.

Under Path #1 you are Eligible to take IDEX California®. After passing the IDEX California®, you will still need to meet one of the four categories
(A), (B), (C), or (D) to be approved as a CID.

 

 

 

 

Path #2

Path #2: You are an interior designer and meet one of the four categories
A, B, C, or D

(A) He or she is a graduate of a four or five-year accredited interior design degree program, and has two years of diversified interior design experience.

(B) He or she has completed a three-year accredited interior design certificate program, and has completed three years of diversified interior design experience.

(C) He or she has completed a two-year accredited interior design program and has completed four years of diversified interior design experience.

(D) He or she has at least eight years of interior design education, or at least eight years of diversified interior design experience, or a combination of interior design education and diversified interior design experience that together total at least eight years.

 

 

2. Your testing and application fees are due at the time you apply, (these fees do NOT include your certification fees, those will be required at a later date.)

 

 

3. Pass the IDEX California® exam.
The IDEX California
® is given each year in May and October. The date, time and location of the exam will be your choice once your application has been approved. You will be given more information once you have been cleared to take the exam.

 

 

4. Once you have passed the IDEX California® your information will be sent to the CCIDC Compliance Committee for further verification. If you have applied under Path 1 your file will be held until you provide proof that you have met one of the four categories (A), (B), (C), or (D) (see above).

 

 

5. Once you have passed compliance, you will be prompted to pay your first two years fees for certification. You are NOT certified until your fees have been paid and you receive your Certification Number. You will receive an Information Binder, Certificate, Verification Letter that contains your CID#, and approximately 8 weeks later your ID Card and Stamp.

If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements and would like to apply for certification, click here to become certified

 

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