What the Students have to say
Even with a four year accredited degree in Interior Design, along with many years of experience I find it very important to acquire certification both for potential clients, as well as to stand out from competitors. Being R.I.D.Q.C. certified allows me to instill more confidence in my clientele, as well as in myself.
I have enjoyed the RIDQC Certification curriculum. The curriculum has been stimulating and insightful. Help has always been an email away, ready to answer any and all questions I have had in this process. I will recommend this program to all who seek this certification.
Hello! I just received my certification completion email. I just wanted to thank you for an incredible experience! I’ve learned so much, and the program content was perfectly designed and executed. I had so much fun, and although the program required work and effort, it really didn’t feel much like work at all because I enjoyed the learning experience. It was very timely and encouraging with your feedback, too! Thank you for everything. I’m leaving your course feeling very inspired, excited, and prepared. :)
I wanted to say thank you so very much. This RIDQC Certification has gone above and beyond to be helpful, and the course has given new life and excitement into my love and passion for design. By the way, the client hired me to do the whole house and I'm having a blast! With all my sincerity, thank you!I
It was AWESOME! So much more to learn and looking forward to a successful business adventure! Thank you for the knowledge and the credentials, I am ready! :-)
I have reached a point in my life where I am able to concentrate on myself and to push toward following my dreams and passions. I continue to mentor my boys in how important obtaining an education is and that we not only learn from books but we learn from life if we are open to experiencing it to the fullest and recognize when opportunities present themselves, in what ever form that may be. As I close the correspondence, again I would like to say "thank you" for this opportunity.
Advice for taking and passing the RIDQC from a star student - We have asked Christina to share her secret to scoring an exceptional grade on the RIDQC exam and this was her response:
Thank you for your email, I am so surprised that you think my score was exceptional :)
Study Secrets: I think that it is beneficial to go ahead and take the RIDQC directly after finishing the NYIAD course. That way you have everything fresh and can go back to the NYIAD web page and read if you wonder about anything in the RIDQC study guide.
I also wrote down all of the words and definitions in an excel sheet after I read each chapter. Then I studied the words and definitions every day for three days before the exam.
I also made a timeline on a piece of paper and filled in all the events like Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance so that I have a picture of the history.
Thank you once again! I am so happy that I made it :)
Christina Richardson Interiors
Thank you so much for your feedback throughout this certification process. It has really helped me move forward very positively towards my certification. I am so happy to be near completion and venture off on my own to create my own business in the near future. During this certification program, so much has happened in my life and in my surroundings. I love Interior Decorating and also drawing, painting, ceramics, molding making and casting in clay, photography and art history from prehistoric to now and I really love the High Renaissance too. I really love art! Thank you for providing this program to someone like myself, who really needed the convenience of an online certification program, while working full time. I am now starting a new job in the field I have been studying for. Again, thank you so much for providing this program.
Thank you for my educational experience, I’ve really enjoyed the certification process. I’ve learned so much about the residential interior design industry. I overcame many challenges, due to this process and my family’s positive encouragement. I truly thank you for your time and help. Raising my status level in this field has meant the world to my career!
The Residential Interior Designer Certification was a wonderful experience for me, a person with three years of college, who was wanting to enter the residential interior design field. The Certification process was extremely helpful with my career advancement and confidence. I greatly appreciate the level of enthusiastic support and the personal and prompt attention offered cheerfully to a student at every turn. I particularly enjoyed the way the certification program was written — in a spirit of friendliness and optimism — and still so informative, yet easy to read. I would recommend this course to any residential interior designer.
L A S
There are so many words and feelings I have right now, but all I can bring myself to say is THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!! THANK you for this course and teaching me so many new things. This certification has expanded my knowledge of things I thought that I already knew a lot about! I am proud to finally accomplish something I been wanting to do for such a long time. I am proud of my accomplishment and for my overall grade! I am thankful for everything the RIDQC has done for me.
From A Professor
Taking the RIDQC (Residential Interior Design Qualification 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, DSA
Interior 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.