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CCIDC eNews July 2018

CCIDC, Inc. eNewsletter

July 2018 Edition


Register NOW for the Fall 2018 IDEX® California Exam

DEADLINE: August 1, 2018

Late or incomplete application packets will be automatically pushed to the Spring 2019 Testing window.


Apply for certification and register for the Fall 2018 IDEX. 

There are 4 Paths to qualify for Certification:
Path 1 is for students and designers who currently qualify to take the IDEX California® only.

Paths 2, 3 and 4 are for designers who meet the requirements to take the IDEX California® and Certify.

Path 3 is if you possess any one of the following examinations:
ARE (Architects Registration Examination – NCARB)
CQRID (Interior Design Society)
NCBDC (American Institute of Building Designers)
NKBA (Both CKD and CBD portions)
RIDQC/RIDE (Designer Society of America)

Path 4 is if you possess any one of the following examinations and would like a Commercial Designation on your Certification:
ARE (Architects Registration Examination – NCARB)
CQRID (Interior Design Society)
NCBDC (American Institute of Building Designers)
NKBA (Both CKD and CBD portions)
RIDQC/RIDE (Designer Society of America)
(Approval and additional ICC Courses are required to complete Path 4).

The final deadline to register is August 1st. For quicker processing, please register soon. 
If you apply after August 1st, you will be registered for the May 2019 exam.

Learn more and register here

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

We urge those who have already taken the IDEX exam and did not pass, to please try again.
Register by midnight August 1, 2018

Download the: IDEX Study Guide

A free, 29-page booklet prepared by CCIDC.

Provides background information on the IDEX® California exam, including:

  • the schedule
  • rules
  • release of results
  • exam format
  • content
  • sample questions
  • FAQ
  • (not intended to be a ‘study manual’).

Third-party classes and materials

IDEX California Review Course

  • In person Classes
  • by Deborah Ogden, CID
The Original IDEX CA Prep Class

  • On-Line and In-Person Classes
  • by Carol Lamkins, CID

  • Online Class
  • by Deni Mosser, CID


IDEX Essentials:

California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers

  • Resource Manual
  • California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID)

Disclaimer:  CCIDC is not affiliated in any way with any third party exam preparation company or organization.  CCIDC does not endorse or recommend any third party exam preparation company or organization. The contact and other information provided by CCIDC is only intended as a courtesy to those interested in utilizing the service of such third party exam preparation companies and organizations.  CCIDC received no compensation or other benefit from such third party exam preparation companies or organizations for providing such contact and other information to future or prospective exam takers. No guarantee, warranty or representation is made by CCIDC that any exam taker will pass any exam as a result of using its study guide or the study materials of third party exam preparation companies or organizations. CCIDC is not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability resulting in or for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to or reliance on such materials.  While the information contained within this site and CCIDC’s study guide materials is believed to be accurate, no guarantee is given that the information provided on this website is correct, complete and up-to-date. The study material found on this website has been prepared by the best efforts and knowledge of all parties involved. If you believe that any of the information contained herein is inaccurate or requires updating, please feel free to contact us. CCIDC values your feedback.  Use of CCIDC’s study materials constitutes your review, approval and acceptance of these terms and conditions.  CCIDC reserves the right to make changes to this disclaimer at any time, without notification. It is therefore recommended that users review our disclaimer and associated terms and conditions on a regular basis. For any questions regarding our policies, disclaimers or conditioners please contact us.

IDEX® Results for the May 2018 Exam

We had 27 candidates take the May, 2018 IDEX® California examination and 22 passed.
This is a 81.48% passing rate.
The highest score was 140 out of 150 questions.
The lowest score was 69
The average score was 115.5.
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 46.
The lowest score was 19.
On the Business Practices and Ethics section there were 53 questions.
The highest score was 50.
The lowest score was 22.
On the Design Standards section there were 51 questions.
The highest score was 47.
The lowest score was 25.

Congratulations to the following CIDs for completion of their
Certified Interior Designer – Commercial Designation!

  • Mehran Ayati

  • George Fedyna

  • Elizabeth Hattox

  • Phillip Lombardino

  • Maria Lourdes Cruz

You are invited! – CCIDC September Board Meeting
CIDs Attend and Receive .2 CEU (2 Hours)!

Join us in Oakland California

September 22, 2018: 11AM – 1PM

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
1 Hegenberger Rd
Oakland, California 94621
(510) 635-5000
 Get Directions

All CIDs who attend our board meetings will receive .2 CEU (2 hours).

To receive the CEU, you must sign in and stay to the end of the meeting.

All Board meetings are open to the public, Certified Interior Designers, non certified interior designers and students.

Agenda will be posted on the CCIDC website and social media sites.



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