Frequently Asked Questions

Special Membership Statuses and Incentives

Special Status for Professional and Allied Members:

  • Professional or Allied Inactive:  If you are not practicing interior design but want to continue your involvement in ASID this status is for you. Dues are $325 annually and the status must be renewed each year. Download an application here.
  • Professional or Allied Retired:  If you are at least 65 years of age, have been a member of ASID for at least 20 years and no longer practice interior design, you are eligible for retired status. The cost for this status is $100. Download an application here.

Other incentives for ASID members:

  • NCIDQ Dues Waiver:  Active Allied members who notify ASID of NCIDQ passage within one year will be given their first year of Professional dues for free. Email proof of passage to
  • ASID Benevolent Fund:  The ASID Benevolent Fund distributes grants to individual ASID members who are experiencing a catastrophic life situation including, but not limited to, a medical crisis or natural disaster. To apply, you must be a practitioner, industry partner or student member in good standing. Requests for assistance are accepted on a rolling basis via the standardized submission form here along with official documentation that verifies the crisis in question. The National Examiners Committee is responsible for distribution of benevolent fund bequests. All applications are considered in confidence.

You may also request any of the applications listed above by contacting ASID headquarters by phone at (202) 675-4456, by fax at (202) 546-3240, or by e-mail at