2.3 (c) Applicant is a licensed architect in Mississippi but does not have a NAAB accredited degree or applicant is a licensed professional engineer in Mississippi.

Applicants who meet the NCIDQ education requirements of 40 semester hours/60 quarter hours in interior design education, which culminated in a degree, must apply directly to NCIDQ for examination.
  1. Apply to NCIDQ in order to take the exam.
  2. After successful completion of the NCIDQ exam, complete a request and pay the prescribed fee for the NCIDQ transmittal of your examination record to the Mississippi IDAC.
  3. Submit an official copy of your university or college transcript to Mississippi IDAC (must be an official copy submitted to the IDAC directly from the university or college). The education must be verified through NCIDQ as meeting the NCIDQ education requirement. The transcript should be sent to IDAC, 2 Professional Parkway #2B, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or by email to msboa@archbd.state.ms.us.
  4. Complete the online Mississippi application and pay the application fee.
  5. You will be notified by email of any questions or if additional information is needed.
  6. You will be notified by U.S. Postal Mail if and when your certification is approved.
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Applicants who do not meet the NCIDQ education requirement must meet the Mississippi requirements for admittance to the NCIDQ exam. Upon qualification by Mississippi IDAC, NCIDQ will admit the applicant to the NCIDQ exam.
  1. Complete the online Mississippi Application for Certification and pay the application fee.
  2. Submit proof of licensure as an architect or professional engineer to the Mississippi IDAC, such as a wallet card or certificate of standing. Send the proof of licensure to IDAC, 2 Professional Parkway #2B, Ridgeland, MS 39157 or by email to msboa@archbd.state.ms.us.
  3. Contact the Mississippi IDAC regarding the required proof of experience. Applicants must provide the IDAC with sufficient proof that the applicant has acquired 5,280 hours of qualified interior designer experience per NCIDQ experience requirements.
  4. You will be notified if and when you have been admitted to the NCIDQ exam.
  5. After successful completion of the NCIDQ exam, complete a request and pay the prescribed fee for the NCIDQ transmittal of your examination record to the Mississippi IDAC.
  6. You will be notified by email of any questions or if additional information is needed.
  7. You will be notified by U.S. Postal Mail if and when your certification is approved.