IDLNY Winter Certification Series Part I: NCIDQ Certification and How to Get There
On November 14, 2017 IDLNY invited interior designers to the Kimball Showroom in New York City for an informative session on pursuing NCIDQ Certification. The coalition connected attendees with CIDQ’s Executive Director, Thom Banks, who provided a step by step guide to the certification process. With exam registrations on the rise, as much as 17% just this year, the value of certification continues to gain recognition within the industry as a worthwhile professional distinction. Passing the exam not only offers prestige and respect, but it will also open the door for Interior Designers at every step of their career, from qualifying for jobs to securing future leadership opportunities. Attendees also learned about recent changes to the exam, including the conversion of the Practicum section from a hand-written test to a new online platform. Banks also noted that the CIDQ is working to provide applicants a more robust selection of test prep materials. The evening closed with an informative Q&A..