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Allied Members

Allied Members receive the resources of a professional society as they develop their interior design career. Eligible individuals are practicing interior designers who have completed 40 semester or 60 quarter credit hours in interior design education from an accredited institution (university, college or technical school). Continuing education coursework/hours do not count toward meeting the education requirement for membership.

Allied Membership Requirements

Official college transcript and/or technical school records verifying course completion and credit hours obtained.

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.

ASID now requires practitioner members to complete 0.6 CEUs every two years to maintain their membership.

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Educator Membership (Allied) Requirements

Educators who are actively employed as department chairs or full-time instructors in a post-secondary program of interior design education at any university or accredited school of interior design that requires completion of 40 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours in interior design education to graduate are eligible.

Official college transcript and/or technical school records verifying degree obtained, a detailed job description and a letter verifying employment as an educator.

International Membership Requirements

This membership is reserved for interior designers, who meet the current eligibility requirements, whose residence and principal place of business lie outside the boundaries of an ASID chapter.

Official college transcript and/or technical school records verifying degree obtained.

Dues and Fees

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

Allied Practitioner/International 

  Application Fee* 2010 Annual Dues
Years 1 & 2 $100 $285
Year 3   $320
Year 4   $370
Year 5 & beyond   $425
Allied Educator $100 $265

Student Advancement Advancement Fee
Year 1 $75
Year 2 $90
Year 3 $155
Year 4 $255
Year 5 $355
Year 6 $425

ASID Allied Members in good standing who successfully pass the NCIDQ exam and advance from allied to professional member will receive the first full year of their professional membership for free. Allied members must submit their NCIDQ proof of passage to ASID headquarters within one year of their exam date to qualify for the dues waiver.

Dues listing does not include a $15 legislative assessment. First and second year advancing students and International members are not responsible for the legislative assessment. For more information, e-mail

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