STEP & NCIDQ
STEP Prep Program
The STEP workshop has been put on hold during the 2012 fiscal year. Over the last several years, STEP has faced several challenges including a steep decline in attendance, long three-day program structure, overdue updates to workshop materials and learning objectives. To address these issues, ASID is stepping back and researching what our options are—including reaching out to companies that specialize in just this type of prep program for development and/or delivery.
ASID has long recognized the key role that the NCIDQ examination plays in design practitioners’ career plans. Passage of this rigorous test signifies the hallmark of professionalism in the interior design community, and alerts the public to the expertise and experience of the designer who has met this challenge. To that end, ASID created the STEP Prep program to provide a broad perspective of the issues and information pertinent to the NCIDQ exam.
for more information, visit ASID’s site at http://www.asid.org/content/step-update
There is still time to register for an updated ASID STEP Prep workshop for Fall 2013!
Check out our upcoming workshops! All workshop registrations close 2 weeks prior to the event.
March 1-3, 2013 Tampa, FL
A new class is forming. Email Donna if you are interested. email@example.com
Registration/Cancellation deadline: Feb. 15
March 1 -3, 2013 Richmond,VA
Hosted by IIDA Virginia Chapter. Contact Sue Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Cancellation deadline: Feb. 15
March 8-10, 2013 Boston, MA
Hosted at Endicott College in Beverly , MA Contact Helen at email@example.com
Registration/Cancellation deadline: Feb. 22
June 7-9, 2013 Columbia, MD
Hosted by Maryland Chapter ASID. Contact MD Chapter Admin. MaryAnn Hinchey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Cancellation deadline: May 22
To request an instructor or to find scheduled workshops, visit www.educationindesign.com/NCIDQ_prep_info.html.
Friday 12:30 – 7:30 (there may need to be a little flexibility here with flight schedules)
- A general overview of the NCIDQ exam, Section 1, 2, and 3.
- A review of the NCIDQ practicum codes and what they mean.
- A step by step breakdown of the 7 practicum exercises and strategies to
Saturday 8:00 – 6:30
- A full 8 hour NCIDQ Practicum mock exam
- Critiques of Practicum Part A
Sunday 8:30 – 2:00
- Critiques of Practicums B and C
- Review of NCIDQ booklist
- Study groups, Questions, Tips
(NOTE: Other than the basic overview of multiple choice sections 1 and 2 and the
booklist, Mulitple Choice is not covered in this workshop)
Please note that space is filled on a first come/first served basis–to ensure a spot you should register sooner rather than later as there are only 15 spots per class. There is the possibility that a workshop will be cancelled if we receive less than 10 registrations by the registration deadline.
ASID provides the STEP workshop program to help candidates prepare for the NCIDQ exam. The program has been developed by educators and designers to provide participants with the chance to experience exams patterned after the newest NCIDQ. Through this process, participants can analyze their skills and assess those areas that require further preparation. Most people who take the workshop express feeling more confident and comfortable as they prepare to sit for the NCIDQ.
ASID has long recognized the key role that the NCIDQ examination plays in design practitioners’ career plans. Passage of this rigorous test signifies the hallmark of professionalism in the interior design community, and alerts the public to the expertise and experience of the designer who has met this challenge. To that end, ASID created the STEP program to provide a broad perspective of the issues and information pertinent to the NCIDQ exam.
The STEP workshop is periodically conducted nationwide and is comprised of 20 hours of instruction over a 2 1/2-day period. Participants have the opportunity to experience practice exams patterned after the newest NCIDQ and, with the guidance of experienced instructors, determine which areas require further preparation. Workshop participants are provided with a comprehensive workbook that includes practicum exercises and multiple-choice sections similar to those in the NCIDQ exam. These practice tests are administered and thoroughly reviewed during the workshop. The workbook also includes helpful practice exams that participants may take home with them.
Participants are encouraged to have their STEP workshop experience 4 – 12 months prior to taking the NCIDQ exam. This allows sufficient time for resources to be acquired and skill areas requiring further preparation to be fully studied.
ASID 608 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002 office: 202-546-3480 email@example.com
NCIDQ maintains minimum education and work experience requirements for eligibility to earn the NCIDQ Certificate. Visit the NCIDQ website to learn more about Exam Eligibility Requirements at http://www.ncidq.org/Exam/EligibilityRequirements.aspx
Taking the NCIDQ Examination requires two steps: application and registration. NCIDQ uses your application to determine your eligibility to take the NCIDQ Examination.
If you have completed your education but not your experience, you can apply to take the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) regardless of how much experience you have. Once you have completed the IDFX and the necessary work experience, you can come back to NCIDQ and apply to take the remaining two sections of the exam to earn your NCIDQ Certificate.
If you have completed your education AND all your experience, you can apply to earn your NCIDQ Certificate by taking all three sections of the exam–the Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) and the Practicum Exam (PRAC). Once your application is accepted, you will receive information about how and when to register for one, two or all three NCIDQ Examination section(s) in any combination you wish to take. If your application is not accepted, you will be notified that you are missing information or do not yet meet the requirements.
The NCIDQ Examination application consists of an online application form and the submission of all required supporting documents.
FEES vary depending on which examination you are going to take. Here is a listing of the fees you might incure for the examination: http://www.ncidq.org/Exam/Fees.aspx
REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES: You should be aware of two NCIDQ Examination deadlines: the application deadline and the registration deadline. Similarly, you apply to take the NCIDQ Exam section(s) you are eligible to take and then register for the eligible sections you wish to take in each administration cycle.
The application deadline is June 1 for the fall administration and December 1 for the spring administration. If NCIDQ receives your supporting documents package after the current application deadline, we will consider your application for the next exam cycle.
The next exam cycle for Fall 2013 occurs on October 4-5, 2013 for the IDPX and Prac Exams; October 17-26, 2013 for the IDFX and IDPX exams.
Visit http://www.ncidq.org/Exam/DatesDeadlines.aspx for more information on appliation and registration deadlines.
For more information on the NCIDQ Examination, please visit NCIDQ’s Web site at http://www.ncidq.org.
More Discounts From NCIDQ®
Also, the NCIDQ Exam Study Guide has been discounted 25% – that’s $30 off the original price! The Study Guide comes with the Eastern Academy Practice Design Problem. The book and practice problem is now just $85 plus shipping. This offer is only good while supplies last, so order quickly because NCIDQ is preparing all-new materials for the 2010 Exam, and they won’t be reprinting this study guide when they run out. Click here to print an order form.
Remember, NCIDQ’s Exam is changing in 2010, so this is the best time to get your study materials and take the current exam. For information about the exam changes and how it affects you, click here.
NCIDQ® is an organization of regulatory boards and provincial associations in the United States and Canada whose core purpose is to protect the health, life safety and welfare of the public by establishing standards of competence in the practice of interior design. More information about the organization may be found at ncidq.org
Pocket CEUs from ASID National
The Pocket CEU is an innovative and time-saving development in continuing education. Created in recognition of the growing need for accessible design education, the Pocket CEU allows you to earn CEU credit in your own home at your own pace. You now have access to cutting-edge research, valuable updates on specialties and technology, and a direct link to the most creative, exciting professionals in the field.
If you are interested in completing a Pocket CEU, simply provide the author with your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and a check for $25.00. Within two weeks, you will receive a full article and a related exercise. Upon completion of the reading and exercise, the author will provide you with the necessary paperwork to register your 0.2 CEU credit.
The list of Pocket CEUs is always growing. If you would like to submit material to be considered for a Pocket CEU, download the CEU call for abstracts form. Check out this valuable CEU information at ASID National/CEU’S & Events/CEU’s. At the bottom of the page, click on pocket ceu’s.