Study for the October, 2018 IDEX Exam

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(Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. Did the IDEX exam change for the 2013 code and are your materials current with 2016?
A. Yes. The IDEX Exam changed on May, 2015 for the 2013 California Building Code (CBC). The IDEX will not be reviewed again (for possible changes) until 2018 for the next code cycle in 2019. Even though the current code is now the 2016 version (adopted by the state into law as of January 1, 2017), the IDEX exam and all of our prep materials changed for the 2013 code, AND, there have not been any significant changes to the current code that affects interior designers or the IDEX exam.

Q. Will your class work on a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android mobile device?
A. Yes, our class has tested well on BOTH PC and Mac, deskop and laptop, and works on a variety web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera. Your iPad or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render Adobe Flash. Here are 4 Top Browsers that Support Flash. We have been successful running our class on an iPad using the Puffin web browser that is made for iPad and Android devices (see iPad screenshots)We’ve also seen our class on a few phones (but the screens are too small to make it worthwhile). This said, we cannot offer any warranty of suitability for any mobile or other small screen electronic Internet devices. 

Q. Who is the original idex prep?
A.   Read our blog post

Q. What are your requirements for taking your class? 
A. You need high-speed Internet access, a computer with a Web browser, a printer, the ability to view Adobe Flash and to download and read Adobe .pdf files. Designers who enroll in our classes should already have an interior design education and would benefit from having work experience in the interior design industry. Our classes are intended to prepare you for the IDEX exam. They are not intended to be complete building codes or interior design classes.

Q. Do I need to install a plug-in or extra software to take your classes?
A. No, if you are using a desktop or laptop. If you intend to study on an iPad or Android tablet, you may wish to install the Puffin web browser (or any other mobile device web browser that reads Flash files). We suggest you first test it by enrolling in our one-day demo class.   

Q. Do I really need 60 or 90 days to complete your class?
A. No, but we are giving you extra time in case you need it. Since everyone reads at a different pace, has varied computer skills, different levels of education and work experience, plus a busy schedule, we are giving you the best prep course with long access time to help you. It is up to you, the student, to look through the materials and pace yourself according to your situation and lifestyle, so you can finish your class within the required timeframe. 

Q. What do past students say about your class?
A. Glad you asked! Read some of our testimonials

Q. Why have you discontinued the  “IDEX Prep eGuide”?
A. Since we are now offering the highest quality IDEX Prep class in an easy-to-use framework, we have discontinued the eGuide.

Q. Why an online class?
A. A one day crash course may not fit your lifestyle. You may be busy and need more time and flexibility to study when and where you want to. After enrollment you’ll have access to the high-quality IDEX Prep Online class to study for the IDEX® California exam in the privacy of your own home, office, library, or anywhere you have Internet access and a desktop or laptop computer. 

Q. I don’t live in California. Can I take your prep class to help me become a Certified Interior Designer?
A. Yes, you can take the IDEX Prep Online class anywhere in the nation. You can take the IDEX® California exam to become a Certified Interior Designer, however, you must first apply for certification with CCIDC and meet their education, experience and requirements.

Q. Are CEUs available if I take your class?
A. Yes, but only for existing CIDs, and not IDEX candidates. Our class is accepted by CCIDC for 1.0 unit of CEU credit for existing CIDs only. Note: 1.0 unit = equals 10 hours of class time.

Q.What is your refund policy?
A.Please review our Terms & Policies page.

Q. Who is the instructor of the IDEX Prep online class?
A. Deni Mosser is the author of the “IDEX Prep eGuide” and is the developer/instructor for this class. She is a Certified Interior Designer #0022 (1992) and an NCIDQ certificate holder #5865 (1986). Deni has over 30 years of experience as an interior designer and 15 years of experience in Website design. Read more here.

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