If you are a NYIAD student, Practicing Interior Designer or graduate enrolled in the RIDQC Certification exam program, you will receive your log in information for your RIDQC Certification upon completion of your course.

When you are ready to study for the RIDQC Certification: The best suggestion for study, is to make sure that you know the definitions of the bolded words at the end of each chapter.

Exam Part I Multiple choice

Exam Part 2 The practical portion of the exam. Your school will submit grades and details of the final projects that you have completed. Students participating in qualified interior design education will not be required to take Part 2 of the certification exam. This typically represents a 6 month preparation period.

Attending a recognized school for your education in addition to studying your RIDQC manual will contribute to the successful passing of the RIDQC Certification.

Helpful Information for Students and Qualified Participants
NYIAD Students are the ONLY non-college affiliated students approved for this certification without an additional review period.
Interior Design Students, if you have attended an approved school or would like to know if you are qualified, email this address:
Interior Designers who have practiced professionally in the business for 7 years or more and would like to sit for the exam, please email us at:
NYIAD Students are only responsible for PART I of the Certification Exam. No manuals or notes are allowed during the exam. Study your definitions well and you will succeed in passing the exam. We suggest reading the manual as there are many helpful images in the manual that provide good visuals. Set a study schedule. Some of the material will be familiar since you have taken an interior design course.

Part I consists mostly of definitions and multiple choice questions. The definitions are provided to you in a manual that is downloaded from the student RIDQC log in page. Definitions are located at the back of each chapter. The manual is 240 pages of valuable information, including 600 color photo examples. Valuable information is provided concerning contracts and professional practices.
All students will pay a proctor fee of $60 at the time of the exam.
Expiration Date: Once you have purchased the RIDQC Certification exam, you are registered in our system. Your registration for the exam will be valid for 5 years. Students may request an extension.
There is a printed version of the manual available for purchase.
Students can print the manual or download from the student console for free.
Exam is taken online through a proctor. Students schedule the exam from an online portal at their own convenience.
Exam is 2 hours.
Students may take the test a maximum of three times. A proctor fee will be charged by the Proctor company each time you test. Proctor fee of $60 must be paid when test is scheduled.
Students will never pay for the exam materials again after the first time and there is not an expiration on the purchase. Students who fail three times will be referred to an advisor for additional mentoring and a review period.
This certification exam Part I has a high pass rate for those who study the definitions.
NYIAD has worked very hard to establish this relationship for their students. For a professional, the recognized third party certification status is invaluable. Studies have proven that certification credentialing increases the amount of clients and income of those who have obtained its status.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Warm regards,
RIDQC Loyalty Team