The American Society of Interior Design (ASID) Credential
With Professional Membership in the ASID, you can be assured that the designer in question has in-depth knowledge of products, materials and finishes. They also have the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage your project from start to finish. Designers also provide specification and purchasing services to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art, some of which you might not be able to find on your own.
ASID membership eligibility requires that Professional members complete an established minimum of interior design education as well as passing the the NCIDQ Examination. Professional ASID members are also required to complete a minimum of 0.6 CEU�s annually.
Code of Ethics
All ASID members must agree to abide by the Society�s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct which requires, amog other things, to conduct themselves and their businesses ethically, always respectful of their clients, suppliers, the profession and their colleagues. At all times, members must keep the health, safety and welfare of the public in mind when designing a space. You can read or download the ASID Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct here
Selecting a Designer
In general, you want a designer with the following characteristics: