Associate Membership

ASID understands that interior designers are by trade a diverse group of creative professionals with expertise that ranges from industrial design to organizational behavior, art history, graphic design, project management and furniture and textile design…these are just some of the specializations that contribute to the rich experience of the interior design community.

Meet a few of our Associate members:

Heather Blue-HarkovichHeather Blue-Harkovich, Associate ASID – Heather Scott Home & Design, Austin, TX

Background: "My educational background is a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and a Masters of Business Administration. My studies of art helped train my eye for symmetry and composition and my business classes have helped me immensely in running my own company."

Why she is a member of ASID: "I feel I have a lot to give from what I have learned and look forward to being involved and improving my local community."






Deborah MartinDeborah Martin, Associate ASID – Deborah Martin Designs, New York, NY

Background: "I earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Health Administration. The curriculum of my business courses focused on the budgeting process, time management, organizational skills and effective communication which have been invaluable in the day to day activities of my design practice."

Why she is a member of ASID: "I hope to get better insight into my client's needs from access to industry research and educational programs." 






Traci ZellerTraci Zeller, Associate ASID – Traci Zeller Designs, Charlotte, NC

Background: "I have an undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Law degree. Now with my clients, in many ways I do the same thing: I evaluate the opportunities and challenges, weigh the options and create the best possible design solution."

Why she is a member of ASID: "I welcome the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and learn from each other. I love great design and ASID is home to incredible designers."






Have further questions? Check out the Associate Membership FAQ.

Associate Membership Qualifications

Eligible individuals are practicing interior designers who can demonstrate six years of full time interior design experience and provide a college transcript reflecting a minimum of an associate's degree in a subject other than interior design.

Demonstrated Work Experience

Those applying for Associate status must demonstrate their work experience by submitting ASID Work Experience forms that document six years of full time interior design work experience. The forms must be completed by representatives from at least two of the following four categories:

  1. Existing interior designer member of ASID
  2. Existing Industry Partner representative member of ASID
  3. Current or Past Employer
  4. Current or Past Clients

Demonstrated Higher Education

A copy of a college transcript, either in paper or electronic format, verifying course completion and credit hours is required.

Continuing Education

All interior designer members must adhere to the continuing education requirement of 1.0/10 credit hours every two years. Additionally, Associate members must complete a prescribed course of online CEUs across the first 12 months of their membership.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the Interior Designer Application and send it back with all relevant work experience forms and transcripts. ASID will not accept applications that are not complete.The application process may also be done online if the applicant has all work experience forms and transcripts available in electronic format.

The correct use of the ASID appellation supports the value of membership. All members agree to follow specific guidelines, including the use of the Society's name when identifying themselves to the public.

Dues and Fees

Pay membership dues your way…via 12 monthly installments or one annual payment.

Membership Type Application Fee* Annual Dues**
Associate Membership $100 $485

*Applications for membership must be submitted with the one-time $100 non-refundable application fee

**Dues listing includes annual $15 legislative assessment for new and existing members.

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