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Event Recap: NCIDQ Roundtable
IIDA Cincinnati Dayton hosted the NCIDQ Roundtable event at RJE attended by 27 students and professionals.
Katherine Sester, NCIDQ, Interior Design Professor at Miami University and Ambassador for CIDQ spoke with designers pursing their NCIDQ certification and about recent changes to the PRAC. A panel of recently passed NCIDQ holders, Leanne Boland, Chrissy Waddel, and Emilie Hart, answered questions and shared valuable study tips about how to pass the NCIDQ examination.  
Key Tips to Remember:
  • Candidates will be tested on knowledge of public health, safety, and welfare (including code, accessibility, environmental and sustainability guidelines).
  • The PRAC tests the application of knowledge and skill of the candidate; how to apply codes and information in a given design problem.
  • Set a deadline/ goal for yourself, to take the NCIDQ! Either big or small!
  • Everyone has different study methods, find what works for you and stick with it!
  • Make a study schedule fits within your personal schedule/routine. 
PRAC 2.0 Overview:
The test will be administrated on the computer, hand-drafting is no longer required. The testing software is not a design platform and doesn't require prior design software experience, such as AutoCAD or Revit to take the exam. PRAC 2.0  will not require the drafting of new space plan, instead the candidate will be evaluating case studies to test their knowledge.The type of exam questions will include: fill in the blank, drag in place and hot spot. Check out the CIDQ for a brief video and demonstrating on the PRAC 2.0 testing format.
For more information on the NCIDQ examation, check out the website below!


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