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Frequently Asked Questions


Will I receive credit if I retake a CEU from a past compliance period?

No, CEUs can only be counted once during the reporting period in which they are taken. If the same CEU is completed in a future compliance period, the CEU will not be added to your IDCEC registry or counted towards you ASID CEU membership requirement.


I’m thinking about joining.

Great! ASID is the prestigious organization for practicing interior designers, students of interior design, and interior design educators. ASID has an incredible benefits package https://www.asid.org/belong/value.


What are the qualifications for membership?

ASID has a membership category for you. Are you a…


OK. ASID seems awesome. I’m ready to apply. What do I need to do?

You can apply online or fill out a PDF application and email to membership@asid.org.

Each Member Category has slightly different documentation requirements to submit with your application to apply for membership.

As a Practitioner you will need:

  • NCIDQ, ARIDO, CODDI, or ARE number (Professional only).
  • College transcripts (unofficial are ok!).
  • Work experience forms (Associate only).

As a Student you will need:

  • Enrollment in an interior design or architecture program at an accredited school. 

As a Graduating Student you will need:

  • As a student member, ASID invites you to advance your career and become an Allied ASID member at a huge discount! Becoming an Allied ASID member informs the profession you’re graduated from an accredited university and ready to professionally practice interior design. Fill out the student advancement application along with a proof of unofficial transcript from an accredited interior design school (Login www.asid.org/login to view). 

As an Educator you will need:

  • Letter of confirming employment on university stationary.

When does my membership begin? And when do I need to renew?

Your year of ASID membership officially begins when the application is processed. So if you joined in May, your renewal payment would be due by April 30 the next year.   

All ASID memberships auto-renew, so it is important to email membership@asid.org 30 days in advance of your renewal if you wish to cancel to avoid additional charges. To keep your membership current, you should submit payment by your 12th month or earlier. 


Payment?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, or you can pay by check. Some membership categories allow members to pay their membership dues in installments by spreading the total across 12 months. This means that the credit card needs to be saved in your profile. Make sure you review our billing policies.


How does ASID verify membership qualifications?

When a member joins ASID they agree to a statement of membership that attests to their qualifications, understanding of membership, and the audit process. The statement of membership reads: I hereby apply for membership in the American Society of Interior Designers. I attest that I have read the qualifications and that I meet the requirements of the selected membership category to which I am applying. I understand that ASID reserves the right to audit my qualifications for membership at any time. I agree to provide documentation of my qualifications, which may include but is not limited to, transcripts, work experience forms, proof of accreditation, and proof of employment upon request from ASID. I understand that failure to produce this documentation can result in the immediate rejection of my application and/or termination of ASID membership. I agree to abide by the Society’s bylaws and Code of Ethics, support its objectives, pay the established dues and fees, and fulfill any mandatory continuing education requirements. I understand that ASID reserves the right to share relevant contact information with educational institutions, nonprofits, industry partners, and other organizations for verification and marketing purposes. I attest that the information provided in this statement is accurate, true, and complete. I understand that any misstatement of information provided in this application is a violation of the ASID Code of Ethics and may result in immediate rejection of my application and/or termination of ASID membership.


Who is eligible for monthly installments for membership dues?

Local Industry Partners and Full Practitioners - Professional, Allied, Associate, Architect (excludes student advancement members).


My bill was $25 higher this month. What happened? 

The $25 is a legislative fee which is paid upfront during the annual renewal. Therefore, your first month’s payment will always be $25 higher than your remaining 11 payments. 


Where do I pay my dues?

Login and select View and Pay Invoices at the bottom of your profile page. Need to pay but aren’t the member? Then go to the Quick Pay page and insert two numbers, the member’s ID/customer number AND the invoice number. 


How do I get my receipt?

Log in and visit View Invoices to see your full invoice history. You can learn what is and is not deductible for taxes here https://www.asid.org/belong/billing-policies.


How do I get my membership card?

ASID continues to make strides towards wellness and sustainability, and this includes the smaller details like your membership cards! We would like to encourage all members to use their digital membership card as their primary proof of membership.  

Simply go to www.ASID.org  and log into your account. This will take you to the member dashboard and beneath your name, you will see ‘view membership card’. Your membership card will show as a .pdf file and you can save this to your phone for easy access, take a screenshot, or simply follow these steps each time you need it. 


How do I update my contact information?

Everything you need to manage your membership is in the member homeLog in and click Update Contact Information under account management.


You keep telling me to login, but I don’t know my login information.

On the Log in page, select Forgot Your PasswordYou will be sent an email with your login information in about 5 minutes.  

Want to change your username or password? You can make changes after you log in. Simply click on ‘menu’ from the membership dashboard and select 'User ID & Password' under account management. 

 


I still can’t login!

OK – we can help! Email membership@asid.org.


Do you audit members to ensure they are qualified?

Yes, ASID reserves the right to audit qualifications for membership. This would require members to provide documentation of qualifications, which may include, but is not limited to, transcripts, work experience forms, proof of accreditation, and proof of employment. Failure to produce this documentation can result in termination of ASID membership.


What is Find a Pro?

ASID Find-a-Pro is a public facing platform that is setup by you, the member. The platform helps designers reach new clients and build their online presence. Each member can add a description of their work or biography and you choose what contact information you want public facing.


How can I get a Find a Pro listing?

A basic profile is included in your ASID membership, but you must opt in and set it up. All ASID Professional, Allied, Architect, Associate, and Educator members in good standing can activate the basic profile and you can upgrade to an enhanced profile for $200 annually. To help you visualize these differences please take a look at a completed basic profile and an enhanced profile. Student, retired and inactive members are not eligible for Find A Pro. To set this up follow these step by step instructions.  Not a member yet? Join today.


Does the CEU requirement apply to me?

CEU compliance is a membership requirement for all practitioner member of ASID. This includes every active ASID member in the Allied, Professional, and Associate membership categories. Note that members in the following categories are not required to fulfill the continuing education requirement: Professional Inactive, Professional Life member, Professional Retired, Allied Retired, Industry Partner, and Student member.


Why is continuing education important?

Enacted by the ASID Board of Directors in April 2007, the Society requires practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to engage in regular, ongoing continuing education. This member requirement is based on a belief that professional development strengthens the interior design profession and the Society by improving members’ competencies, knowledge, and skills in subject areas essential to the growth and success of the industry.


What if there are special circumstances that prevent me from earning my CEUs?

ASID may grant an adjustment to the requirement for poor health, certified by a physician; a specific physical or mental disability, certified by an appropriate health care professional; extended duty with the armed forces; or for extreme hardship, which, in the board’s judgment, makes it impossible for the member to comply. Requests for an adjustment to the continuing education requirement must be made no less than three months (by September 30) before the end of the current reporting period. Please contact ASID by email at membership@asid.org.


How much continuing education must I take?

The current policy requires successful completion of at least 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), equal to 10 contact hours of approved continuing education coursework, during each two-year reporting period. One contact hour = 60 minutes of instruction. Contact hours do not include breaks or meals, and do not include travel to destinations.


In the past I only had to earn 1.0 CEU, now I have to earn 10 CEUs. Does that mean 100 hours or is it still 10 hours?

IDCEC changed their numbering system since our last member CEU compliance period. In the past, 0.1 CEU = 1 hour, but now 1 CEU = 1 hour. You still need to have at least 10 hours of continuing education over two years; that has not changed.


May I rollover continuing education hours into the next reporting period?

Members may not “bank” CEUs from one reporting period to the next. You may only count those hours taken during the specified two-year reporting period. For the current reporting period, only CEUs earned between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, will fulfill the requirement.


I just joined ASID as a Professional, Allied, or Associate member and am in my first reporting period. Do I immediately need to begin taking continuing education?

The number of CEUs required during your first reporting period will vary, depending on the time of year your membership status changed.

Join Date

 

CEUs Required

 

Members Required

 

May 31, 2020 or Before

 

10 CEUs (10 Hours)

 

Professional, Allied, Associate

 

June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021

 

5 CEUs (5 Hours)

 

Professional, Allied, Associate

 

June 1 – December 31, 2021

 

None

 

Professional, Allied, Associate

 

Who are approved CEU providers?

ASID will recognize continuing education coursework (courses, workshops, online distance learning programs, webinars, conferences, seminars, etc.) as successfully fulfilling your CEU requirements only if the coursework is “approved” by one of the following entities:

  • IDCEC Approval System
  • State Regulatory Board 
  • Approved Industry Relevant Organizations (AIA, GBCI, NKBA, and IFMA)
  • Colleges, universities, and other degree-granting institutions offering degrees (e.g., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and credit-bearing certificate and diploma programs in interior design that are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER). Courses taken for college credit towards a degree program do not count as CEU credit.

Please visit ASID Approved Continuing Education Units for more information and instructions on reporting.


Is there any limitation on the subject matter of the courses I take?

No. ASID does not impose any CEU mandates for health, safety and welfare coursework at this time. We encourage you to select coursework that supports your own professional development plan and advances your professionalism as an interior designer.


What records will I have to keep?

ASID members are to utilize the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different from your ASID number). You can find your IDCEC number by logging in to the ASID website and selecting Account Management under the Member Menu.

The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record for you under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date (view our IDCEC Website Guide). It is recommended that ASID practitioner members maintain personal files documenting successful completion of continuing education coursework. The documentation/file for each course or program should be kept for four years from the date of course completion. If you are selected for an audit, ASID will request verification of attendance or the completion certificate for all coursework.


How is my CEU compliance monitored?

ASID receives regular reports from IDCEC indicating how many CEUs each member has attained. The IDCEC website allows you to upload your certificate of completion immediately after you successfully complete your CEU, and will store this record for you under your account. Please view the IDCEC Website Guide for details on how to self report.


How does the audit of member continuing education records work?

At the end of a reporting period, ASID will review the IDCEC report of CEUs completed by each member. Select members will be audited and required to submit proof of the 10 (10 hours) CEUs required by way of a certificate of attendance or completion, or a stamped conference card. Members who cannot supply proof of completion will face failure of compliance. Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement may be subject to suspension of Society membership in accordance with the requirements of the ASID Bylaws.


What if a course I’ve taken was not approved by IDCEC or the other accepted entities and I want to use it to fulfill my requirement?

If the course is not approved by IDCEC and does not fit in the other categories listed above you may submit the course for evaluation using the Self Reporting Submission Form. ASID will review the course to see if it can count towards the requirement. If the course is approved, you will receive confirmation in approximately 20 business days of receipt. If the course is not approved, you will also be notified. This approval is based on the information received and reviewed and is valid towards your ASID education membership requirement. All such decisions are final.

  • Please note, ASID accepts all courses approved by AIA, GBCI, IFMA and NKBA. Certificates of completion for these courses may be added directly to your IDCEC registry.

Where can I find Continuing Education events in my area?

ASID members can access listings and attend continuing education opportunities through a number of resources, including but not limited to the ASID Academy for online courses, ASID ChaptersIDCEC, and ASID events.


What if I fail to complete the required number of continuing education hours or CEUs by the end of the reporting period?

ASID, at its discretion, may issue you a conditional extension (probationary period) during which you will be required to remedy the continuing education deficiency. If the requirement remains unmet during the next reporting period, your membership in ASID will be subject to suspension in accordance with the requirements of the ASID Bylaws.


Who qualifies for Industry Partner Membership?

The ASID Industry Partner membership is available to companies that provide a product or service of interest to the industry, and wishes to connect with ASID members in up to 46 chapters. The number of company rep/chapter connections you would like, is what will determine the membership level needed.


What are the different Industry Partner membership categories?

In order to accommodate how a company goes to market and what the desired level of engagement is with the ASID network of chapters, there are 4 different types of IP memberships:  Local, Regional, National and International.  The primary difference between these categories is the number of chapter membership positons their membership provides:  Local comes with 1, Regional with 2 and National with 49. International IP membership provides 2 membership positions and is only for non-US based companies for whom the local chapter experience is not applicable. Download the full benefit checklist for each category.


How do I apply for membership?

You can apply online or by downloading a membership application and emailing the pdf to membership@asid.org. Our team will process your application and payment in 72 hours.

You will receive a welcome email, log in credentials, and have access to your digital membership card immediately upon joining. A welcome kit will arrive by postal mail in the coming months.

Dues are renewed on the annual anniversary of your join date, after your 12 months have passed you will receive an invoice for the next year.

Have questions?  Please contact the ASID Customer Service Department at membership@asid.org or (202) 675-4456.


I want to pay by check, where do I send it?

Please mail checks to the address below and include your ASID ID number and customer name in the check notes:

ASID
PO Box 224023
Chantilly, VA 20153-4023


How do I set up Find an IP with Enhanced Profile?

Follow these step-by-step instructions or watch the video below to learn how to set up your Find an IP Profile. A basic profile comes with your membership and you can upgrade to an enhanced profile for $200 annually. To help you visualize these differences please take a look at a completed basic profile and an enhanced profile.


Who should I list as the main representative of the company?

The main representative of the company can be anyone from the general manager of the company to the president. The main representative is responsible for the company's membership dues (will receive invoices) and has administrative rights on the account for any additions or changes made to that membership roster.


What is a slot? How much does it cost? And who should be listed on my company account?

Local IPs receive 1 slot, Regional IPs start with 2 slots and can add up to 15 slots at $200 each ($3900 for 17 slots total), and National IPs receive 49 slots. The slot is what makes up your company roster, it is a person’s name (the representative) and a chapter of their choice. If a representative wants to be in 2 chapters that is 2 slots. If 2 different people want to be in the same chapter that is also 2 slots. Deciding which staff and which chapters to add is up to the main representative and can be changed at any time by contacting Membership@asid.org. A great representative is any employee that wants to connect with designers and speak about your brand. You can view all 46 of our chapters here: https://www.asid.org/chapter_sites/listing


How much does it cost to add an additional representative?

The annual membership fee for an additional representative is $200 per person.


Once I am a member, how do I get involved with my local Chapter?

ASID chapters is all about communication with its ASID members. Read this great document on how to get involved. Make sure to visit your chapter’s website. You can see all ASID chapter here.

We recommend reaching out to your chapter administrator to introduce yourself. This person will be your main point of contact for the chapter and can get you started on receiving chapter emails right away. Want to reach another member of the chapter board? Not a problem, all emails for the chapter board can be found on the “Board of Directors” page under the about us on each chapter website.


Do you sell your mailing or email list?

We are excited to hear about your interest in working with ASID and connecting with our design community! For our members’ privacy, ASID does not share or sell our members’ contact information. We do however allow IPs to purchase a list rental whereby ASID will send collateral on your behalf.

Are you a local IP? Please contact your chapter to learn more about availability and pricing for an email rental. Are you a National or Regional IP? Please contact Jon Strassner (jstrassner@asid.org) to learn about availability and pricing for rental list and to learn more about rentals.


What is the difference between membership and sponsorship?

Membership is paid with annual dues and allows Industry Partners to take part in the chapter experience. IPs can connect representatives to our network of 46 chapters, and as members, can attend local chapter meetings, participate in various chapter leadership opportunities, and get involved with volunteer activities. Membership also includes access to the latest ASID research and an annual subscription to ASID i+D.

Sponsorship, offers an optional opportunity to increase visibility through additional marketing, branding, special access, or deeper engagement with an audience, and is typically offered at a fee in addition to annual membership dues. Sponsorship is often used to underwrite programs and events, but can also include other brand awareness, messaging, and promotional activities. Sponsorship opportunities are available on both the local and national level. Locally, the chapter can set their own guidelines and offer advertising and outreach opportunities that are specific to each chapter website and market. To augment local sponsorship, ASID headquarters also offers the ability to align exposure, in-person contact, marketing activities, and touches with the ASID design community via sponsorship of our various national platforms and events. If you have any questions, please reach out to industrypartners@asid.org.


How do I get my CEUs considered for ASID Chapter programming?

Contact the local chapters where you have member representation to inquire about their calendar openings and process. Each chapter operates autonomously and can advise of their opportunities.


How do I get my CEUs considered for ASID National programming?

ASID seeks to identify new and unique presentations for programming at national conferences and industry events via an RFQ process. The call for proposals is coming soon. All completed submissions will be peer reviewed by ASID and volunteers for content, quality and applicability to target audiences. If you have any questions on the RFP or review process, please contact ASID at membership@asid.org.


How do I set up my profile?

Simply follow these step-by-step instructions or watch the video below to learn how to set up your Find a Pro Profile. A basic profile comes with your membership and you can upgrade to an enhanced profile for $200 annually. To help you visualize these differences please take a look at a completed basic profile and an enhanced profile.  


I updated my profile, but my changes are not appearing on my Find a Pro page?

 It can take up to 24 hours for all updates to appear on your Find a Profile account. If they still do not show up, please make sure that you have followed steps 13 and 14 in these step-by-step instructions.


When I search my zip code on Find a Pro my name doesn’t come up. What is wrong? 

Not a problem, there are three reasons this may happen. 1) You haven’t set up your profile. Find a Pro is set up by the member. To do this follow these step-by-step instructions [link to file “Find A Pro-IP - Setting up your online profile.pdf “]. 2) You forgot to opt in and click the publish check box. Simply go to steps 13 and 14 in the guide. 3) You didn’t add a zip code to your service area. To be searchable by zip code you must complete step 7 in the step-by-step guide


What is an Enhanced Profile?

You can maximize your exposure by upgrading your Find a Pro listing with an Enhanced Profile subscription. The cost is $200 annually. With the enhanced profile you can add a profile image, add portfolio images of your work, and list the awards you have earned. Additionally, enhanced profiles appear first on the page. When searching the profiles are sorted alphabetically and the enhanced profiles show on the top. To help you visualize these differences please take a look at a completed basic profile and an enhanced profile.


How do I get an Enhanced Profile?

Simply log into your account and go to update my find a pro listing. From here click to upgrade your profile.  The Enhanced Profile rate is $200 for a 12 month subscription. Subscriptions to the Find a Pro – Enhanced Profile must be paid in full and cannot be billed in installments. You can read the Billing Policies for more details. 

Once you have decided to upgrade to an Enhanced Profile follow these step-by-step instructions.


How do I add photos and create a gallery?

You must have an enhanced profile for a profile image or portfolio images to appear. If you add images to a basic profile, they will not show up in the listing on the website.  

If you have an Enhanced Profile, follow these step-by-step instructions. The ideal image size is 753 pixels x 565 pixels.


I thought I had a listing, but it disappeared. What happened?

Your Find a Pro listing will be removed if your ASID membership is suspended. If you are an ASID member in good standing and your listing is not appearing, please verify that you are opted in to the Find a Pro service. To check your opt-in/opt-out status, log in to asid.org and select ‘Update Find a Pro Information’ on the Member Home page. In the ‘Referral Main Menu’ select the Opt-In/Opt-Out button and verify the ‘Yes’ is check at the bottom of the page.

Check also that your Find a Pro subscription is up to date. Remember that this is billed separately from membership dues.


Help! I have more questions.

No problem! That’s what we’re here for. To reach a dedicated Find a Pro specialist, email findapro@asid.org or call 202.546.3480 and select option 6.