To encourage involvement from all sectors of the interior design community, ASID offers a range of membership categories listed here or scroll below for a detailed description.
Professional members of ASID satisfy rigorous acceptance standards. They must have a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time work experience, and pass the two-day National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination. Professional membership in ARIDO (Canada) or CODDI (Puerto Rico) is transferable to ASID upon proof of said membership.
Allied members practice interior design but have not yet completed the requirements for ASID professional membership. Applicants must fulfill any one of the following requirements: Four- or five-year Bachelor’s degree with major in interior design or architecture, Two- or three-year degree or certificate in interior design. Transcript must indicate completion of 40 semester hours or 60 quarter hours of interior design education. Successful completion of the NCIDQ exam entitles practitioner members to advance to professional membership.
Educator Members Individuals currently serving as full-time or adjunct instructors in a post-secondary program of interior design education at an accredited university or school that requires 40 semester or 60 quarter credit hours in interior design coursework to graduate. Requirements: Must upload a letter verifying employment as an educator.
Associate Membership 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.
Industry Partner members include interior design industry manufacturers and their representatives, related trade associations and market centers. Industry Partners provide opportunities for interaction between interior designers and the interior furnishings industry that supplies services and manufactured products.
Independent Student Member membership is available to students in interior design programs in an area not served by an ASID student chapter. Please contact ASID for details.