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California Council for Interior Design Certification
The standard for interior designers in the State of California
“Public protection through examination and Certification”

IDEX® California - The Certification Exam

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

IDEX stands for interior design examination.

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 cost to take the IDEX California® is $300.00 plus a $75.00 testing center fee. It is an online only examination and will be given for a month in the Spring (April/May) and a month in the Fall (October).
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.

Passing the IDEX California® will not make you a CID, you will still have to meet one of the
four codified categories. See How to Become a Certified Interior Designer.

Please click on the links at right for more information on IDEX California®, and to sign up to receive the latest IDEX news and exam dates.

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