Are you looking for information about the electronic CE Registry?
Please click here to see a list of FAQs.
Are NCIDQ monographs approved as official continuing education courses?
Some state boards have approved the monographs for official courses. You should check with your jurisdiction to see if they have been approved. The The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) has not renewed the monographs for approval. However, you can self-report them to IDCEC.
How many hours of credit will I earn from an NCIDQ monograph?
Six. Each monograph carries .6 CEUs (six hours) and each qualifies as health, safety and welfare. Additionally, if your jurisdiction requires barrier-free content hours or sustainability hours, our Sustainable Interiors monograph meet this requirement.
Can I earn AIA learning units (LUs) with NCIDQ monographs?
No. NCIDQ monographs have not been submitted to AIA for approval. You may be able to self-report these courses toward your continuing education requirements, but check AIA’s rules before doing so.
Is there a discount for bulk purchases of monographs?
No. We recently reduced the prices significantly and discontinued our bulk pricing program.
How do I get my course approved by IDCEC?
NCIDQ does not approve courses. Visit the IDCEC Web site for complete information.
I took a CE course that my provider said was approved by IDCEC and submitted it to you for the registry, but you sent it back to me saying it was not IDCEC-approved.
This sometimes happened when NCIDQ's paper-based registry was operational.
I took a CE course and paid my provider the fee to add it to the registry but it is not on my transcript.
When the paper-based registry was operational, it was common for providers to wait weeks, and even months, to send us forms and payment from a continuing education session. We may not have received it. Contact your provider right away.
How do I know when to renew my Certificate?
Your Certificate is good for one year and expires in the spring or fall, depending on when you first completed the NCIDQ Examination or one year from your last renewal. We will send you an e-mail reminder when it is time to renew. Keep your e-mail address current in your MyNCIDQ account so you don’t miss any important reminders.
I am a Certificate holder but I am not receiving the QLetter newsletter for Certificate holders. Why is this?
NCIDQ no longer mails printed newsletters. Our newsletters are sent via e-mail to the address in your MyNCIDQ account. There are several reasons why you may not receive these e-mails.
- Your Certificate may be inactive. Your Certificate never expires, and keeping your credential active is optional. Active Certificate holders receive additional benefits, such as the newsletter. If your Certificate is inactive and you wish to activate it, click here to access your account to return to active status.
- If you are an active Certificate holder, check your contact information in your MyNCIDQ account. Be sure that the correct e-mail address appears in your profile.
- Your e-mail system may have rejected the newsletter as spam. Add ncidq.org to your safe senders list.
If you still experience problems, call our Customer Service team during normal business hours at 202-721-0220.