Practitioner Member Benefits

Member Benefits & Services

ASID offers a wide range of programs, services and benefits for all of its 30,000 Professional, Allied, Associate, Industry Partner and Student members. With membership categories that adapt to your needs, ASID provides a significant return on your investment. Only ASID can help you…


Grow Your Business:

Widely recognized ASID appellations and Industry Partner logos.

ASID Online Referral Service.

Accessibility to contract documents through the ASID store.

Consumer-focused information to market the value of ASID interior designers.

Discounts on business tools such as insurance and contracts through the ASID Advantage program.

Advocating for more opportunities through legislation.

Link from ASID Web site to company Web site.

Business development strategies and industry research, giving you insight into your clients’ needs and expectations.

Training seminars on right-to-practice issues.

Build Your Network:

Automatic membership in your local chapter and access to chapter events.

Professional recognition and awards programs.

National and chapter-level leadership opportunities.

Discounted rate on select industry conference registrations and events.

RealWorld DesignWeek: a national mentoring program that will provide ASID student members career development resources through classroom and hands-on experience and will focus on the real world of interior design.

Build relationships with business partners– present and future.

Year-round public relations efforts in your area and throughout the United States, highlighting the value design brings to both the home and work environments.

Support of Council for Interior Design Accreditation and NCIDQ – organizations that uphold the standards of the design profession.

Expand your Knowledge:

ASID Eye on Design and ASID News Flash, weekly electronic newsletters that provide information on current, newsworthy items within the industry.

Member rate for all ASID publications.

Subscription to ASID ICON, our quarterly award winning magazine.

ASID Uni, access to online education and training courses.

Web Events about current trends and hot topics.

Discounted magazine subscriptions.

ASID-featured educational events at major national meetings such as NeoCon®.



Along with the above National benefits we have Illinois benefits as well

Opportunity to be listed in our Find A Designer section of the Illinois website

Listing in printed Yearly Directory-no charge

All members receive 1 yearly printed directory at no charge ($300 value)

Access to all local events (check out website

Receive Quarterly Inside Illinois Newsletter

Opportunity to be featured as a spotlight Designer in Newsletter

Opportunity to serve on a committee

Opportunity to join a Peer Group-smaller local monthly meetings

Opportunity to serve on our Board of Directors



Illinois Yearly Events

Design Summit-One day trade show/CEU’s-February

New Member Luncheon- Spring or Fall

NeoCon Luncheon-June

Celebration of Design Gala-Fall

Annual Meeting-Aug/September

Holiday Party-December

Peer Group Meetings-Monthly

STEP-NCIDQ preparatory classes 2-3 times per year

Various other networking/social events throughout the year-TBD



Membership Cards

“To support the ASID platform issue of sustainability, members can login to and print a membership card 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Beginning September 1, 2011, ASID will no longer print and mail membership cards for Practioner members. This process has already been in effect with great success for over three years with Student and Industry Partner members. To print your card login to and select “Go to My ASID”. Once in the My ASID section please select “Print Your ASID Membership card”.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the ASID Customer Service Team at or 202-675-4456.


Correct use of the ASID Appellation/Membership Designations and ASID logo

A Professional member of ASID is the only member entitled to use the appellation for his or her qualifying membership classification, e.g., John/Jane Doe, ASID (FASID if a Fellow of the Society).ASID members in other membership categories are permitted to use the following designations, the membership designations must be spelled out completely.


-Allied Member- John/Jane Doe, Allied ASID

Associate Member – John/Jane Doe, Associate ASID

-Student Member- John/Jane Doe, Student ASID

-Industry Partner Member (Company)-ABC Company, Industry Partner of ASID

-Industry Partner Representative (Individual)-John/Jane Doe, Industry Partner Representative for ABC Company.

In addition, members may not use the official ASID logo in any manner. Professional members in good standing may use the ASID Professional Member logo. Industry Partners may use the Industry Partner logo.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/27/12 update