Frequently Asked Questions

Does the course fee cover all the costs?

Yes. The course fee covers everything you need. It includes your texts, reference books, art supplies, DVDs, as well as the instruction, feedback, and advice of your personal tutor.

How long is the course?

Each of our design courses is completed entirely at the individual student's own pace. As it is a self-study program, there are no deadlines or harsh time constraints to which you must adhere. You can work through your assignments as quickly or as slowly as you like. An average time of course completion is anywhere between two to eight months. If you require additional time, there's no need to worry—you're enrolled in the course for three full years.

Do I have to pay an annual fee or join an organization?

No. Unlike other programs, you have the right to use your professional designation free of charge for life. Our programs are also recognized by several prominent professional associations. You have the option to join these associations as a student or graduate of the School.

Will I be eligible to join a professional association and/or organization upon graduation?

Yes. Each association typically has its own application process, so it is recommended that you visit the association of interest's website to find out more information on how to join as well as fees. An association offers opportunity to network and further develop your professional skills. We have compiled a short list of associations that may be of interest to you.

What if I want to take more than one course?

If you want to expand your professional certification after you've graduated, you are eligible to enroll for one of our other courses at a reduced price. We also offer "core" versions of our interior decorating and home staging courses that focus on the additional information you need in order to add another design service to your skill set.

What if I decide the course is not right for me?

We stand behind our quality courses. That's why we offer a full money-back guarantee. From the day you receive your course materials, you have 21 days to review your course.

If you do not find that the course is a good fit for you, simply return the materials, unused, with a tracking number, and your course fees will be immediately refunded. All that we ask is that you call the School to receive shipping instructions.

Is the School a member of the Better Business Bureau?

Yes. As a member of the BBB's stringent Online Reliability Program, QC Design School (QC Career School) is authorized to display the BBB seal. In business since 1984, we have a superb track record.

Can I have my course package delivered to a PO box address?

Our couriers do not ship to PO box addresses at this time. When enrolling, please provide us with a civic address.