From A Professor
"Taking the RIDQC (Residential Interior Design Qualifying Certification) is an essential conclusion to a rigorous course of study. The exam validates the knowledge base of the newly trained residential interior designer. Many professionals have mandatory exams, which must be passed before the new doctor, teacher, lawyer, nurse, etc., can practice the craft for which the individual is trained. By voluntarily taking the RIDQC the candidate for certification is demonstrating a high level of professionalism. This nationally recognized exam gives the residential interior designer a prestigious credential that gives flexibility in the marketplace and expands the horizons for the new professional. After all the hard work and training in an extensive course of study, why not take the RIDQC?"
Lydia Kimler, M.S., NBCT, DSAInterior Design Instructor, Erwin Technical College
Lydia Kimler, received her Master's Degree in Interior Design from Florida State University in 1981. She has owned her own consulting business and has worked as a designer for a local design studio. She has taught design for Hillsborough Community College and now focuses full-time on teaching Interior Design Services for Erwin Technical Center.