How do I Know if I Meet the Qualifications? There are Three Paths to Qualification: Path 1 – Can take the IDEX California® but, are not yet eligible to be Certified. Minimum of 40 Semester Core Units from accredited design program (60 Quarter Units) OR More than 5 but less than 8 years of diversified design experience. Path 2 – Candidates Qualify to Become Certified Upon Passing the IDEX California®. Candidates must meet one of the following minimum qualifications: 80+ Semester Core Units from accredited design program (120+ Quarter Units) plus two years of diversified design experience. 60 79 Semester Core Units from accredited design program (90+ Quarter Units) plus three years of diversified design experience. 40 59 Semester Core Units from accredited design program (60+ Quarter Units) plus four years of diversified design experience. Minimum eight years eight years of diversified design experience, interior design education, or combination of both that total eight years. Path 3 – For Candidates who have previously passed a national design exam, streamlined path to take the IDEX California® and become certified upon successfully passing. Candidates provide proof of passing one of the following examinations, to qualify: ARE CQRID NCBDC NCIDQ NKBA (CKD and CBD) By 7106|2018-02-12T05:41:46-08:00October 14th, 2016|How to Become Certified FAQs|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: 7106 Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.