The Original IDEX CA Prep Class is sponsored
by CLCID to prepare you for the exam.

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The CLCID Sponsored Original IDEX California® Exam Prep Class is the key to success in the IDEX California® Exam.

The IDEX California® is now the only exam required to fulfill the examination portion of the interior design certification in California. The CLCID Original IDEX CA® Prep Classes have been shown to produce a 98% pass rate for students, helping them to grasp the essential knowledge of building codes, business practices, professional ethics and design fundamentals that come together to make a professional interior designer.

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The original IDEX prep class - CLCID

About Our Classes and Instructors

The California Legislative Coalition for Interior Designers sponsors the Original IDEX CA Prep Class. Certified Interior Designers may also take this class for 10 CEU’s though CCIDC. The class students can purchase the CLCID Codes Manual “California Codes and Regulations for Interior Designers” at a discounted price.

Carol Lamkins, Board Advisor at CLCID

Carol Lamkins

Carol Lamkins, CID, CMKBD, member of the IDEX CA Task Force and principal of Design Vision, shares her knowledge and skills in helping Interior Designers pass the IDEX CA. Carol’s style of teaching is continuously rated high for instruction techniques, knowledge of interior design and a “voice of experience”. With over thirty years of practice in interior design, public speaking and as an educator of in-person and on-line courses at the adult, college, trade and professional levels, Carol provides you with a functional grasp of challenging materials.

As an instrumental member of the team that developed the current IDEX CA, Carol has extensively researched and documented the questions and answers for the exam. Over 97% of her students who have taken THE ORIGINAL IDEX CA PREP CLASS have passed the exam giving testimony to the effectiveness of this one-day class.

MollyAnne Sherman - President, CLCID

Mollyanne Sherman

Mollyanne Sherman, CID, CGBP, CAPS, CKD, CBD, is an award-winning certified kitchen, bath, interior designer and green building professional with over 25 years of experience. She has worked as an independent home designer and as part of a creative team with pedigreed design studios in Northern and Southern California. She has received recognition for contributions to the industry at the national level and is deeply committed to educating students and design professionals of interior design.


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