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 $600 for Path 1
and Path 2 candidates or $500 for Path 3.
The fee includes: One-Time Application fee, IDEX California® Exam Fee and the Testing Center Fee. The IDEX California® is an online only examination and is given twice a year: Spring (May 1st – 31st) and Fall (October 1st – 31st).
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
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