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The NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund supports IIDA Associate members seeking their NCIDQ credentials. Interior designers that hold an NCIDQ certificate are able to demonstrate their skills, experience, and knowledge of core competencies in code-regulated interiors ensuring the protection of public health, safety, and welfare.

The NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund will award financial assistance to IIDA Associate members twice annually whom have completed and passed all three sections of the NCIDQ exam. The award is open twice annually, in the spring and in the fall after each exam period.

With an inaugural gift from Mannington Commercial, this Fund offers IIDA Associate Members an opportunity to apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ exam. The following IIDA Members are the most recent recipients:


Brandy Balthazar, Associate IIDA – Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
Jamie Cordell, IIDA – Southwest Chapter
Danielle Ellsworth, Associate IIDA – Northern Pacific Chapter
Ariella Ely, Associate IIDA – PA/NJ/DE Chapter
Louise Hosseini, IIDA – PA/NJ/DE Chapter
Caroline Lanford, IIDA – Carolinas Chapter
Jacinta Stecklein, IIDA – Mid America Chapter


IIDA Associate members in good standing are eligible to participate. Members who have taken and passed all required parts of the exam resulting in NCIDQ Certification may request consideration for reimbursement.


Submissions are not currently open.