ASID – American Society of Interior Designers
ASID – Where Design Comes to Life
ASID is a community of people — designers, industry representatives, educators and students — committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 38,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1975 with the consolidation of the American Institute of Designers (AID) and the National Society of Interior Designers (NSID), the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers.
Of the Society’s 20,000 practicing interior designers, 6,500 practice primarily in the commercial field with 4,000 practicing primarily as residential designers. The remaining 9,500 work in both commercial and residential design.
Professional members of ASID must pass rigorous acceptance standards. They must:
- Have a combination of accredited design education and/or full-time interior design work experience
- Pass a two-day accreditation examination administered by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).
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