NCIDQ Appellation Frequently Asked Questions

No. It is entirely up to the NCIDQ certificate holder to determine the order in which they wish to list their credentials after their name. Some examples include:

  • Victoria Horobin, ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ
  • Kim Ciesynski, NCIDQ
  • Mary Jane Grigsby, FASID, NCIDQ, LEED AP

NCIDQ refers strictly to the fact that you are certified because you passed the NCIDQ Examination. CIDQ is the acronym for the Council for Interior Design Qualification, Inc. and is simply the corporate name for the organization that develops and administers the NCIDQ Examination and runs all of the business operations related to the NCIDQ certification. NCIDQ certificate holders will never need to use or refer to CIDQ.

Yes. You may continue to showcase your commitment to health, safety and welfare by continuing to use the following standard:

    Your Name, NCIDQ® Certificate Number 000000
    or
    Your Name NCIDQ® Certificate No. 000000