Membership Appellation

Are you using the correct ASID Appellation after your name?

Under ASID bylaws, professional membership in ASID recognizes an interior designer as having completed a course of accredited education and equivalent work experience in interior design, and having successfully 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. Allied membership in ASID is for practicing Interior Designers who have a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture, or an Associates Certificate in Interior Design from an accredited institution.

A professional member of ASID is the only member entitled to use the appellation without stating his or her qualifying membership classification,

Professional Member: John/Jane Doe, ASID
Fellow of the Society Member: John/Jane Doe, FASID

ASID members in other membership categories are permitted to use the following designations:

Allied Member: John/Jane Doe, Allied ASID
Student Chapter 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

The membership designations must be spelled out completely. Note: “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, Allied and Student 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.

If you find that you are using the ASID appellation incorrectly, please correct it by going to ASID National’s Website, 

After correcting account information with National, it should be automatically corrected on our Chapter’s Website. Verify that your profile information is correct on this Website by entering your name in the Find A Designer page.

For more information on the ASID Code of Ethics go to Members/Code of Ethics.