NCIDQ Certification

NCIDQ Certification

It is more important than ever for clients, policy-makers and the general public to know that interior designers distinguish themselves by demonstrating a specific set of competencies, supported by supervised work experience and a college degree, to earn the NCIDQ Certification – the standard for professional interior designers.

All interior designers who have passed the NCIDQ are eligible to become an ASID Professional Member. If you are already an ASID member and pass this exam, your first year dues as a Professional Member (a $535 value) are waived. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a Professional Member, click here.

Why Seek NCIDQ Certification?

NCIDQ Certification gives the interior designer a sense of personal achievement and contributes not only to the individual’s professional recognition, but also to the recognition of the profession as a whole. Passing the NCIDQ exam provides interior designers with peer recognition and promotes public acceptance through awareness of a profession with certified practitioners. For more information on testing requirements and exam dates, please visit

ASID Discount On Exam Preparation Resources

ASID has identified several NCIDQ exam prep resources for general informational purposes only. ASID does not endorse any product or program listed and cannot attest to the accuracy, reliability or availability of the information, products or services listed. ASID Member pricing may apply with certain partners. Learn more about exclusive ASID member-only CIDQ programs and pricing.