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American Society of Interior Designers Home Study Courses

These unique distance learning programs are designed to help you keep your interior design related knowledge and skills right up-to-the-minute and to do so in your own office or home, whenever you wish.
Each MGI home study course contains Skill Development Exercises that can be e-mailed, mailed, or faxed to your personal instructor/partner who is ready to review your exercises and answer any questions you may have.


Space Planning for the New NCIDQ Exam: 
To help you develop your space planning skills and prepare for the space planning portion of the New NCIDQ Exam we've developed this unique learning at home experience for you.  
Here are just a few of the vital techniques and concepts you'll explore in this unique practical learning activity.

  • How to interpret the NCIDQ exam questions properly,

  • how to quickly establish a planning solution within the NCIDQ allotted time frame,

  • how to prepare and use the criteria matrix to rapidly analyze program requirements,

  • how to complete an adjacency matrix,

  • how to accurately estimate square footage needs for varying types of spaces,

  • how to use block planning to compare various design approaches, and much more.

Who should take this course?
If you're currently practicing interior design or if you plan to do so in the future, and if you expect to take the new NCIDQ exam this course is for you. Download a brochure
(Course no. E32, Time to Complete: 25 - 50 hours)
Price: Member  $294* List / $249* Prepaid
  Non-member  $319* List / $274* Prepaid
* Add $9.95 shipping and handling

Starting and Managing Your Own Successful Interior Design Practice:  
To help you develop your practice management skills and help you prepare for a key segment of the New NCIDQ Exam we've developed this unique learning at home experience for you.  This course will teach you how to define your specific area of interior design. You will learn how to determine the services you will offer and the fees you will charge, how to interview a prospective client and prepare a letter of agreement, how to set up and maintain accurate financial records, how to prepare successful client estimates and proposals, how to organize for a smoothly running office, using computers in your design firm, and using sources of information and professional support services. 
Download a brochure:

(Course no. E03, Time to Complete: 10 contact hours, 1.0 CEU)
Price: Member  $284* List / $239* Prepaid
  Non-member  $309* List / $264* Prepaid
* Add $
7.95 shipping and handling

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Opportunities for the Design Professional: This course will provide you with the Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines as well as the Access Improvements Costing workbook. You will learn the basic elements of the ADA, ADA design considerations, ADA Title I: the Employment Title and ADA Title II: public relations accomodations. It also includes other aspects of the ADA as well as some practical examples.
(Course no. E68, Time to Complete: 10 contact hours, 1.0 CEU)

Price: $284.95 List / $239.95 PrepaidIncludes shipping and handling)

Successful Marketing for Interior Designers: This course will introduce you to marketing for the interior design professional. You will learn how to research your new markets, how to build valuable lists and generate effective leads, how to court prospective clients, how to make that critical go/no go proposal decision, succeeding at the presentation interview, achieving success with follow up marketing, and how to use public relations effectively. (Course no. E22, Time to Complete: 10 contact hours, 1.0 CEU)

Price: $259.95 List / $214.95 Prepaid (Includes shipping and handling)

Shipping & Payment Information:
 Additional air parcel post charges are indicated below:
  • Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada: add $15 U.S.
  • All Other Countries: add $55 U.S.
Prepayment is required for all international orders. Purchase Orders are required for all U.S. unpaid orders which will be billed at the course list price.

Your 30 Day Money Back Guarantee:

We offer you a very simple guarantee - send us your order with your payment or credit card charge information. We'll send you your course material by return mail. Review the course at your leisure for 30 full days.

If it is not exactly what you want, simply return the material to us, unused, and we will immediately send you a full refund or credit to your charge card account (less the postage & handling charge).