Exam Eligibility Requirements


The CQRID Exam is available to practitioners of residential interior design who, at the time of application, have a total of six years of interior design education from an accredited institution and/or full-time practical interior design experience in any of the following combinations:

  • A six-year degree in interior design.
  • A four or five—year degree in interior design or design-related field, plus two years of full-time practical design experience.
  • A three-year degree in interior design or design-related field, plus three years of full-time practical design experience.
  • A two-year degree in interior design or design-related field, plus four years of full-time practical interior design experience.
  • A high school diploma, plus eight years of full-time practical interior design experience.