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NCIDQ Publishes New Practice Design Problem
NCIDQ&A 13 years ago No Comments

The National Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. (NCIDQ) has published new study material for Section 3 of its updated exam. The new practice design problem (PDP 2009-01) will assist candidates who are preparing to take the practicum portion of the NCIDQ Examination. NCIDQ develops Practice Design Problems (PDP) to provide candidates with a practice exam that simulates the actual NCIDQ practicum exam. PDPs allow candidates to simulate the drawing portion of the examination and apply the grading criteria to their solution in order to identify strengths and weaknesses in their knowledge areas.

The new PDP provides a complete practice design examination, including all program requirements and drawing sheets for all three parts of Section 3 – which consists of seven unique exercises that focus on the following areas: space planning, lighting design, egress, life safety, restroom [washroom] design, systems integration and millwork. The blank problems are on 18” x 24” vellum sheets to accurately simulate the updated practicum format.

NCIDQ has also provided a new way to review the solutions to the practice examination. Now candidates can purchase online examples of a passing and failing solution. This new online solutions allow candidates to zoom closely and examine the solved problems, easily comparing the solutions to their completed practice problem.

The PDP and online solutions are now available for sale on QShop, NCIDQ’s new online shopping cart. The blank design problems and solutions can be bought separately or as a bundle. The solutions are available for 30, 60 or 90 days of access at a time.

The costs for the PDP and solutions are:
• Printed Practice Design Problem (PDP)   ……………….$75
• Online solutions – choose from:
– 30 days of access ………………………………………..$35
– 60 days of access ………………………………………. $60
– 90 days of access (best value!) ……………………….$80

Buy both – get more for less!
• PDP + Solutions Bundle
– PDP + 104 days of online solutions access ………….$155 Now $140 until Jan. 31, 2010!

For more information on Section 3 of the NCIDQ Examination, please visit NCIDQ’s Web site at ncidq.org. To purchase the PDP and solutions, visit NCIDQ’s QShop.

About NCIDQ®

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.