ASID Continuing Education Requirements
Micène Fontaine, July 25, 2019
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) requires professional, allied, and associate members to complete 10 hours of Continuing Education (1.0 CEUs) every 2 years to retain membership.
- CEU Requirement: 10 Continuing Education Units (No CEUs required for those who become members within 6 months of end of CEU cycle. 5 hours required for those who become a member more than 7 but less than 17 months prior to end of CEU cycle. Those who join more than 18 months prior to end of CEU cycle are required to earn the full 10 hours).
- Renewal Date: December 31 of odd-numbered years.
- CE Cycle: Biennial - Credits must be earned in the calendar year immediately preceding the renewal date, meaning CEUs must be earned between January 1 and December 31 of the following odd-numbered year (e.g. January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021).
- Acceptable Coursework: ASID accepts courses approved by IDCEC, AIA, and USG/GBCI. It is up to the professional member to determine whether the activity meets the requirements and final discretion is up to the Board.
- Reporting of Credits: CEU providers are required to report completed courses approved to the IDCEC. For courses not approved by IDCEC, members may self-report credits to IDCEC. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible. CEUs can only be counted once, if a CEU is repeated in a future compliance period it will NOT be counted towards the ASID CEU requirement.
- Tracking of Credits: Members are to use the IDCEC registry to track earned CEUs and are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities for at least 4 years from date of completion.
- Audit: All ASID members are subject to audit and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the CEUs claimed at renewal, such as certificates of continuing education or a transcript showing courses completed.
- Carry Over Credits: Not permitted.
- What state are you an interior designer in? If so, check out the Interior Design Continuing Education Requirements.
- Maintaining another professional membership? Check out the continuing education requirements for IIDA and AIA.
- Have any questions? Post comments or questions on this blog or contact Design Arts Seminars, Inc.