Apply for the IDEX California – Path 4

Path 4 is a Path, for Candidates who would like to become Certified with a commercial designation, after successfully passing the IDEX California®.

Path 4 Candidates must provide proof of passing one of the following examinations, to qualify:

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

*Must Also Have 2 Years Diversified Work Experience.

Path 4 Candidates must provide proof of recently passing the following California Based, International Codes Council (ICC) Courses to qualify; (Upon completing the CCIDC Application process, an email with the links to the courses will be emailed directly to each candidate).

  • Registration Deadline for the Spring IDEX California® Examination is March 1st
  • Registration Deadline for the Fall IDEX California® Examination is August 1st
2018 IBC Essentials with 2019 CA Amendments

This online course is intended to familiarize participants, specifically interior designers, with construction requirements which are common for most commercial buildings and will provide a basic understanding of the 2018 International Building Code and the 2019 California Building Code.

2019 CBC Title 24 Regulation (Energy)

This course will demonstrate the critical concepts of Title 24 (Energy) of the 2019 California Building Code that are most used by interior designers. These concepts provide a basis for the correct use of the code in the design, plan review, inspection, and analysis of commercial building projects. It will provide a clear understanding and correct use of the requirements identified by these basic code provisions, tables and categorizations. You will be able to apply the code in clear-cut situations and build your understanding of the intent of the code when asked to make code compliance decisions in commercial building projects.

2019 CBC Chapter 11B Accessibility in Public Buildings

This online course focuses on the minimum accessibility requirements for alterations in commercial facilities for compliance with the 2019 California Building Code, specifically for interior designers. It addresses the design, plan review and inspection of commercial buildings to ensure that people with physical impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments can use the facilities. Participants will gain an understanding of the content as well as the new formats of the CBC and Chapter 11B.

2019 CBC Means of Egress

This course is an overview of the fundamental requirements for means of egress as indicated in the 2019 California Building Code. Participants will receive an overview of the fundamental requirements for means of egress as indicated in the 2019 California Building Code. Participants will be able to apply provisions of the 2019 CBC specifically related to the design, plan review and inspection of the means of egress system in commercial buildings.

Building Codes 101 for Interior Designers

This course will provide participants with the history, purpose and use of the Codes. This course provides information about the International Codes with a focus on the areas of the Building Code that are most often used by Interior Designers.

Application Process

IDEX® California Exam Information