Membership Benefits

ASID Member Benefits-the Value of Belonging
When you join ASID, you become part of a community that is committed to helping you and your profession succeed. You also enjoy access to an unmatched resource of information, knowledge, services, and events. Click on any of the links below to obtain more information about any of the following member benefits
Information about Your Profession
  • ASID ICON™-bringing you success strategies four times a year
  • Newsflash-need-to-know design and Society news delivered biweekly to your desktop
  • ACCESS-practical information for interior design students served up quarterly
  • Information, research and education about important health, safety and welfare issues
  • Complimentary subscription to Southern Accents
  • Complimentary subscription to IS Magazine
Development for Your Career
  • STEP-the only available preparatory course for the NCIDQ exam
  • ASID-sponsored educational events at major national meetings
  • ASID University Campus-a weekend of specially selected courses offered in locations around the country
  • Professional recognition and awards programs
  • ASID leadership opportunities at the local and national levels
  • Continuing education and professional development courses available locally and online
Advancement of Your Profession
  • Year-round public relations efforts in your area and throughout the United States, highlighting the value design brings to the home and work environments
  • Support of FIDER and NCIDQ-organizations that uphold the standards of the design profession
Protection of Your Right to Practice
  • A national legislative program to promote licensing efforts in every state
  • Consumer protection initiatives
  • Training seminars on right-to-practice issues
Connections with your Colleagues
  • A virtual network of designers and industry representatives through www.asid.org chat rooms, message boards, forums, on-line directories, and more
  • Automatic membership in your local chapter
  • Access to the suppliers you need
Resources for Your Business
  • Contract documents
  • Low-cost group life, disability and professional disability insurance
  • ASID MasterCard
  • Mailing lists

Marketing Support for Your Practice

  • Worldwide Referral Service available free to all ASID practitioner members
  • Link to your Web site from the ASID Web site
  • ASID Professional member seals
  • Strategic Mapping and other consumer research giving you insight into your clients’ needs and expectations
  • Business development education and training
  • Tools to help you manage your business and projects