Certification Reactivation – Commercial Designation

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Certification Reactivation – Commercial Designation2018-10-08T10:31:33+00:00

Reinstate Certification – Commercial Designation – Expired CIDs

Path for Designers who were previously certified and let their certification lapse for 4 years or more; to reinstate their certification with a commercial designation after successfully passing the IDEX California®.

Candidates must provide proof of passing one of the following examinations, to qualify:

  • ARE      CQRID      LEED-AP      NCBDC      NCIDQ       NKBA-(CKBD)     RIDQC

Candidates must provide proof of recently passing the following California Based, International Codes Council (ICC) Courses to qualify:

Course NameCourse Link
2015 IBC Essentials with 2016 CA Amendments https://learn.iccsafe.org?course_id=34573
2016 CBC Title 24 Regulation (Energy)https://learn.iccsafe.org?course_id=34782
2016 CBC Chapter 11B Accessibility in Public Buildingshttps://learn.iccsafe.org?course_id=34604
2016 CBC Means of Egresshttps://learn.iccsafe.org?course_id=34625
Building Codes 101 for Interior Designershttps://learn.iccsafe.org?course_id=34622

Reactivation Process

IDEX California Exam Information

IDEX Study Materials

The “Official” IDEX® California Study Guide
A free, 32-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 and an FAQ
(not intended to be a ‘study manual’).

Third-party classes and materials


Online Class

by Deni Mosser, CID

The Original IDEX CA Prep Class

On-Line and In-Person Classes

by Carol Lamkins, CID


California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers Resource Manual

California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID)

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