Frequently Asked Questions

CA Building Code (CBC) (4)

What code is IDEX based on?

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Starting May, 2015, the IDEX Exam will be testing on the 2013 California Building Code (CBC). The IDEX Exam will not be reviewed again (for possible changes) until 2017 for the next code cycle in 2016.

Does your IDEXprep course reflect the 2013 code changes?

Yes.  IDEXprep gives you 2013 California codes in our handouts.

Does the current IDEX exam reflect the 2013 codes?

A. Here is what we know about the current IDEX exam and how it reflects the 2013 codes, and CCIDC’s general updating in other areas of the IDEX:

1. They updated five questions in the Code section of the exam.

2. Three of these questions were updated because they were either too easy, or had two possible correct answers.

3. The questions that were rewritten because of the 2013 code, concerned the height of the horizontal grab bar in an accessible toilet, which is now a variable dimension or range (33″ to 36″).

4. Another rewritten question concerned minimum allowable floor areas of the first and second bedroom in a two bedroom apartment. (CA Residential Code Sect. R304 Min. Room Areas)

5. There was also one fire code (CFC) question that was rewritten concerning when manual fire alarm boxes were required because it was confusing and probably too easy.

6. There were 5 questions in the Ethics and Design Standards sections that were replaced with existing questions from the item bank because of possible multiple correct keying problems. These were not affected and had nothing to do with the new 2013 CBC.

7. Now, depending on WHICH VERSION of the IDEX Exam the candidate gets (there are two versions of the exam) will determine IF ANY of these questions (items) are in the exam (or not).

So for example if you study hard on grab bars, and your version of the exam did not include a question on grab bars you may complain or be disappointed, but that is just how the exam goes. There is about a 50% overlap on questions across all three domains, the other 50% are unique to that specific exam version.

CEU (1)

CEU eligibility?

QUESTION:
Are CEUs available if I take any of your classes?

ANSWER:
Yes!  Our classes are approved by CCIDC for 1.0 CEU credit (10 hours). However, to get CEU credit for our IDEX Prep course, you must already be a Certified Interior Designer. CEU credit is for existing CIDs only, and not for IDEX/CID candidates.

Computers (4)

Requirements for taking a class

QUESTION:
What are your requirements for taking a class?

ANSWER:

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. This class is compatible with PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers.

Mobile devices: Your iPad or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render 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.

Designers who enroll in these classes must already have an interior design education and would benefit from having work experience in the interior design industry. These are preparatory classes for the purpose of passing an exam. They are not intended to be complete building codes or interior design classes.

Do I need to install anything?

QUESTION:
Do I need to install a plug-in or extra software to take your classes?

ANSWER:
No.

Can I use iPad, iPhone or Android mobile devices?

QUESTION:
Can I use my iPad or Android tablet to study your online lessons?

ANSWER:
Yes, however, your iPad, iPhone  or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render Flash. We have just recently been successful running our class on an iPad using the Puffin web browser that is made for both 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.We highly recommend enrolling in our one day FREE class to see how it renders on all your internet devices.

Can I use two computers?

QUESTION:

I’m looking at signing up for your prep class for the next exam date.  I have two computers that I use and am wondering if I can login from either one when using your program?

Thank you.

ANSWER:
YES, you can log-in on either computer, as long as your computers are conventional desktop or laptop.I highly recommend that you first sign up for the FREE DEMO class to be sure your equipment is compatible with our lessons, quizzes and materials. http://www.idexprep.com/idexprep-online-class.html

Design education (2)

Requirements for taking a class

QUESTION:
What are your requirements for taking a class?

ANSWER:

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. This class is compatible with PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers.

Mobile devices: Your iPad or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render 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.

Designers who enroll in these classes must already have an interior design education and would benefit from having work experience in the interior design industry. These are preparatory classes for the purpose of passing an exam. They are not intended to be complete building codes or interior design classes.

Do I need 60 or 90 days to complete your class?

QUESTION:
Do I really need 60 or 90 days to complete your class?

ANSWER:
No, but we are giving you extra time in case you need it. Since everyone reads at a different pace, has varied computer skills, 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 time frame.

Geography (1)

What if I don’t live in California?

QUESTION:
I don’t live in California. Can I take your prep class and become a Certified Interior Designer?

ANSWER:
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, but you must first apply for certification from CCIDC and meet their education, experience and requirements. The IDEX® California exam itself can be taken at testing centers all over the USA and also overseas.

In the classroom (1)

Can I take your quizzes and lessons more than once?

YES you can take the lessons and quizzes as many times as you like (within your 60 or 90 day time frame) and, you don’t have to take them in any particular order.

Our class also lets you download the handouts directly to your computer or external drive and you can print them out if you wish to.

If you have not checked out our free 1-day sample class, why not give it a try?
Register here

iPads (2)

Requirements for taking a class

QUESTION:
What are your requirements for taking a class?

ANSWER:

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. This class is compatible with PC and Mac desktop and laptop computers.

Mobile devices: Your iPad or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render 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.

Designers who enroll in these classes must already have an interior design education and would benefit from having work experience in the interior design industry. These are preparatory classes for the purpose of passing an exam. They are not intended to be complete building codes or interior design classes.

Can I use iPad, iPhone or Android mobile devices?

QUESTION:
Can I use my iPad or Android tablet to study your online lessons?

ANSWER:
Yes, however, your iPad, iPhone  or Android mobile device must have a web browser that can render Flash. We have just recently been successful running our class on an iPad using the Puffin web browser that is made for both 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.We highly recommend enrolling in our one day FREE class to see how it renders on all your internet devices.

Terms & Policies (1)

What is your refund policy?

QUESTION:
What is your refund policy?

ANSWER:
Please review our Terms & Policies page.