New Beginnings in the profession: NCIDQ changes

January 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

On Thursday we had the pleasure of welcoming the President of NCIDQ, Mary Jane Grigsby to UNCG’s campus. Two student IARC Ambassador Leaders, Justin McNair and Greg Hickman provided a tour of campus and the department. The tour ended at Travis Hick’s Professional Practice [3rd] year course where she talked to the students about the changes to the NCIDQ exam and advice on preparation. Later, she spoke to Interior Design Professionals and students from both UNCG and High Point University at a lecture, “NCIDQ in the 21st Century.” Mary Jane explained that as of Spring 2013 all graduates from Interior Design programs would be eligible to take the first part of three NCIDQ exams. This is a new beginning for NCIDQ, as the first time that individuals would be able to take the first part of the exam prior to work experience.  She explained also that as Interior Designers we also have the opportunity to prepare for the exam by rehearsing with four practice tests, each with questions that have been on previous exams. It was an incredible opportunity to have her join us for the day and I would like to extend my gratitude to Ms. Grigsby for taking time to prepare and educate us.

Contributed by Alyssa Hankus

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