Practitioner Members
Individuals who practice in the field of interior design that meet the qualifications set out in the Policies, will qualify for membership based on a criterion of education, experience, and examination.

PRACTITIONER MEMBER LEVELS

Select the Practitioner Member level based on your education, experience, and examination. More details on qualification can be found in the ASID Policies. Qualifying documentation must be submitted with your Practitioner Member type application.

Professional Practitioner

Appellation: Your Name, ASID

Professional Practitioner members have successfully passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam or the Architect Registration Exam (A.R.E.) administered by NCARB (or equivalent examination). Any member of a provincial association in Canada who is a member of IDC and any professional member of CODDI (Puerto Rico) is transferable to ASID upon proof of said membership.

Qualifying Documentation:

  • Option 1: NCIDQ Number
  • Option 2: NCARB Number

Allied Practitioner

Appellation: Your Name, ASID Allied

Allied Practitioners have completed 40 semester/60 quarter hours of interior design OR architecture education from an institution accredited by the appropriate regional or national institutional accrediting body.

Qualifying Documentation:

  • Unofficial Transcript

Associate Practitioner

Appellation: Your Name, ASID Associate

Associate Practitioners have completed a minimum of college-level associate degree in any major demonstrated by transcript from an institution accredited by the appropriate regional or national institutional accrediting body AND six (6) years of documented full time interior design practice.

Qualifying Documentation:

Practitioner Member Rights & Responsibilities

  • Voting: All Individual members in good standing shall be entitled to one vote in any Society or chapter election or at any Society or chapter membership meeting.
  • CEU Requirement: ASID requires Practitioner Members to complete 1.0/10 credit hours of continuing education every two years to maintain their membership.
  • Member Mark: Members in good standing are permitted to use the ASID Member mark for their membership category.
  • Code of Ethics: Upon approval or renewal of membership, members will confirm that they have read, support, and will adhere to the Code of Ethics.

PRACTITIONER DUES & FEES

Professional, Allied, and Associate Practitioner Member dues are billed annually with the option to pay upfront or in quarterly installments. View the official ASID Billing Policies.

$549

Annual Dues

Quarterly Installment Option: $131
The first quarter installment is $201 and includes the annual $25 legislative fee and the annual $45 processing fee.
One Time Application Fee: $100

PRACTITIONER BENEFITS

Take advantage of all the benefits your ASID Practitioner Membership offers.

Showcase Your Achievement

APPELLATION

Feature your level of achievement to clients, colleagues, and the design community by using the ASID Practitioner Member appellation.

ADVOCACY

Advocate by Design is your voice for the profession of interior design on the federal, state, and local levels of government, fighting for legislative and regulatory policy issues that advance and protect the practice of interior design and its related interests.

AWARDS

Be recognized for your exemplary achievements and outstanding service through multiple ASID awards and honors programs.

Expand Your Network

PROFESSIONAL CHAPTERS

Connect with your ASID professional chapter to increase your network of local peers and product partners.

DESIGN CONNECTION BY ASID

Launching Winter 2024! Connect with your nationwide ASID network through the Design Connection by ASID platfrom.

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Through local chapter Local and National ASID events, you will have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and expand your network.

Advance Your Expertise

DESIGN LEARNING BY ASID

Your virtual learning hub for all your continuing education needs. Access toolkits, trainings, product information updates, sponsored content and more! Most CEUs are free to ASID members.

NCIDQ EXAM PREP BY ASID

You want to take the NCIDQ Exam. ASID can help you achieve professional certification with its test prep program and discounts on resources. Upon passing the NCIDQ Exam, become an ASID Professional Practitioner and have your next year’s dues waived!

ASID RESEARCH

Gain insights into business, impact, and practice of interior design with access to ASID Research Reports to help you excel in a dynamic and evolving profession.

Support Your Business

FIND A PRO

Expand your client base with Find a Pro. A basic listing is included with your ASID membership.

ASID SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Everything you need to build a strong and thriving business which includes member insurance programs, technology discounts, retirement program, and much more.

DESIGN CAREERS BY ASID

Connect with the most qualified interior design candidates through Design Careers by ASID. Your ultimate resource hub, Design Careers offers job opportunities, resume tips, career guidance, and a prime platform for employers seeking top talent.

Connect with Your Industry

MANUFACTURER DISCOUNTS

Many ASID Industry Partners provide trade pricing and discounts for ASID Practitioner members. Examples: IP discounts.

ORGANIZATION DISCOUNTS

Receive discounts on memberships, credentials, and products through ASID’s network of partnerships. Examples: IWBI WELL AP Exam, IDC membership

SANDOW MEDIA PARTNERSHIP

ASID members gain access to the SANDOW media catalog of interior design publications as part of a media partnership. ASID members will receive either/both print magazines and online publications.