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NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund

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:

Winter 2017 Recipients

  • Malory DeVries, IIDA – Intermountain Chapter
  • Ian Hunter, IIDA – Georgia Chapter
  • Kristine Keenan, IIDA – New York Chapter
  • Nicki Perez, IIDA – Texas Oklahoma Chapter
  • Alicia Poindexter, IIDA – North Florida Chapter 
  • Ashley Taliaferro, IIDA – Carolinas Chapter
  • Mary Ponce, Associate IIDA – Mid America Chapter



Only IIDA Associate Members in good standing are eligible to participate.

Members who have taken and passed all required parts of the exam – administered in April 2017  resulting in NCIDQ Certification may request consideration for reimbursement.

Maximum reimbursement will be $1090. Reimbursement amounts are contingent upon whether the member took all three parts at one time, or sat for the three parts at three separate exam times. In the event that a member’s firm/employer paid a portion of the cost of the exam, the member can still apply for reimbursement for the portion the member paid.

Members are requested to forward their application and documentation confirming NCIDQ notification of passing and proof of payment (photocopies permissible) via U.S. mail, fax, or email to IIDA Headquarters by Friday, Aug. 18, 20175 p.m. Central time

Upon receipt of complete documentation, the member’s request will be collected with the applications received by the stated deadline. The Foundation will award financial assistance to seven IIDA Members. The process for determining the recipients will be a lottery system. Members who have been selected will be notified in September 2017.

Download Application

Please email or fax the above application along with required documentation to Aisha Williams, Senior Director of Industry Relations & Special Events, by email at, or by fax at 312.379.5161.

To contact the Foundation, email Dennis Krause, Hon. IIDA, Senior Vice President of IIDA.

Summer 2016 Recipients

  • Erin Brelsford, Associate IIDA – Tennessee Chapter
  • Ali Kidwell, Associate IIDA – Georgia Chapter
  • Carolyn Matthews, Associate IIDA – Intermountain Chapter
  • Abby Nelson Associate IIDA – Mid-America Chapter
  • Ellen Plaisted, Associate IIDA – Texas/Oklahoma Chapter
  • Julianne Rodriguez, Associate IIDA – Northern California Chapter
  • Katie Toth, Associate IIDA – Southern California Chapter

View the complete list of previous recipients.

Sustainable Design Education Fund

Find out how IIDA Professional and Associate Members who pass the LEED Accreditation Exam can apply for tuition reimbursement.