Under ASID bylaws, professional membership in ASID recognizes an interior designer as having completed a course of accredited education in interior design and passed the NCIDQ examination. These members have achieved the highest levels of accomplishment and knowledge in their field. The public, consumers, other designers and affiliated professionals acknowledge the “ASID” appellation after an interior designer’s name as the hallmark of professionalism.

A professional member of ASID is the only member entitled to use the appellation without stating 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:

Allied Member John/Jane Doe, Allied Member ASID
Student Chapter Member John/Jane Doe, Student Member ASID
Independent Student Member John/Jane Doe, Independent Student Member ASID
Industry Partner Member ABC Company, Industry Partner of ASID
John/Jane Doe, Industry Partner Representative for ABC Company

The membership designations must be spelled out completely. (Note: “of the American Society of Interior Designers” may be substituted for “ASID”). No other modification or deviation is permitted.

The appellation for professional members and the designation for other members may be used only in conjunction with the member’s name. Members may not utilize any form of the name of the Society or the ASID appellation in conjunction with a firm name, even where the member’s name is encompassed in the name of the firm. A member may in no way imply, through advertising or other means, that employees of his or her staff or firm are members of ASID unless that is in fact the case. Members may be identified only by the appellation or designation consistent with their status in ASID.

In addition, a member may not use the official ASID logo in any manner. Industry Partners may use the Industry Partner logo.

Detailed information on all membership criteria and benefits can be found at If you have further questions, please call ASID Headquarters at (202) 546-3480 or e-mail