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Apply for the IDEX California – Path 1

Path 1 is for Applicants who meet minimum education or experience-only requirements but who are still in the process of completing the necessary education/work experience, may take the IDEX California® Examination.  After successfully passing the IDEX California® Examination, these candidates must submit the required proof of education/work experience, as listed under the Categories of Certification, in order to complete the certification process.

Minimum Education or Experience-only Requirements:

  1. You are an interior designer or student with 2 years of education (min. 40 “Core” interior design semester units)  or
  2. You are an interior designer or student with more than 5 but less than 8 years of work experience.

Application Process

CATEGORIES OF CERTIFICATION

All Certified Interior Designers must meet an education, work experience and examination requirement under one of the four categories:

Category A

  • Have a minimum of 80 Core Semester Units from an accredited interior design degree program;
  • Two years of diversified interior design experience;
  • Passage of IDEX California® Exam.

Category B

  1. Have a minimum of 60 Core Semester Units from an accredited interior design certificate program;
  2. Three years of diversified interior design experience;
  3. Passage of IDEX California® exam.

Category C

  1. A minimum of 40 Core Semester Units from an accredited interior design program;
  2. Four years of diversified interior design experience;
  3. Passage of IDEX California® exam.

Category D

  • Have at least eight years of interior design education, or at least eight years of diversified interior design experience, or a combination of interior design education and diversified interior design experience that together total at least eight years.
  • Passage of IDEX California® exam.

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

     
IDEX California Review CourseIn person Classes

by Deborah Ogden, CID

The Original IDEX CA Prep ClassOn-Line and In-Person Classes

by Carol Lamkins, CID

IDEX PrepOnline Class

by Deni Mosser, CID

Books

   
IDEX Essentials:The Power to Pass the IDEX California Exam

David Kent Ballast

California Codes and Regulations for Interior DesignersResource Manual

California Legislative Coalition for Interior Design (CLCID)

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