Allied Members

Apply for Membership at the National ASID Website

Practitioner Membership (Allied)

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) are eligible. Continuing education coursework/hours do not count toward meeting the education requirement for membership.

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

Educator Membership (Allied)

Educators who are actively engaged 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 in interior design-related courses 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 (Allied)

This membership is for qualified interior designers 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.

Continuing Education

ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education membership requirement. For ASID members who need continuing education for state licensure renewal, all continuing education taken for your licensing renewal can also be applied to the ASID requirement. Check with your state regulatory board or agency for requirements.

STEP (Self-Testing Exercises for Pre-Professionals) NCIDQ Exam Preparation

The STEP workshop is periodically conducted nationwide and is comprised of 20 hours of instruction over a 2 1/2-day period. Participants have the opportunity to experience practice exams patterned after the newest NCIDQ and, with the guidance of experienced instructors, determine which areas require further preparation. Workshop participants are provided with a comprehensive workbook that includes practicum exercises and multiple-choice sections similar to those in the NCIDQ exam. These practice tests are administered and thoroughly reviewed during the workshop. The workbook also includes helpful practice exams that participants may take home with them.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the application and send it back with all relevant work experience forms and transcripts. ASID will not accept applications that are not complete. The application process may also be done online if the applicant has all work experience forms and transcripts available in electronic format.

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.

For more information, e-mail


ASID Minnesota Chapter
275 Market Street, #160
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(P) 612.339.6003



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