ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (professional, allied, associate members) to earn a minimum of 0.6 approved CEUs every two years. This is a required condition of membership. The current reporting period began Jan. 1, 2012 and will end Dec. 31, 2013. Paying your dues indicates that you agree to remain in compliance. If you need help finding CEUs in your area please contact your chapter and request information on upcoming events in your area. You can also take online courses for credit at anytime at ASID UNi.
This member requirement strengthens the interior design profession by improving individual attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills in subject areas essential to the growth and success of the industry.
6 Hours Every Two Years
Practitioner members (professional, allied, associate members) of the Society are required to complete six contact hours of continuing education coursework every two years. To qualify, coursework must be taken from an approved provider such as:
- State Regulatory Board
- CIDA-accredited college/university
The last reporting period has ended (Dec. 31, 2011) and the current reporting period for all practitioner members (professional, allied, associate members) began Jan. 1 2012 and will end Dec. 31, 2013. (Only CEUs earned between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013, will fulfill the requirement.)
ASID wants to make reporting as easy as possible for members. When you pay your dues it indicates that you agree to remain in compliance with the CEU requirement because it is a required condition of membership. You do not have to submit any information about the courses you have attended. The only exception will be in the event you are one of the members selected for an audit, in which case more detailed records will be requested. ASID members may warehouse their CEUs free of charge under their record on IDCEC. Please go to www.idcec.org, login and follow the directions for Registering Your CEUs.
Warehousing with IDCEC
ASID members who elect to warehouse their CEUs with IDCEC will be able to take advantage of many benefits most free of charge. By recording your CEUs in your IDCEC record you may print an "unofficial" transcript free of charge at any time or request an "official" transcript for a nominal fee; ASID will be able to send you updates from time to time on your CEU status and you may go into your record at any time and view all reported CEUs you have taken for up to three years (the current reporting period plus the last year of the last reporting period). For courses that are IDCEC approved the instructor will report attendance on your behalf. Credit for a course taken and reported will show on your record within five (5) business days.
ASID members may warehouse their CEUs free of charge with the IDCEC database. At the end of a reporting period (next - December 31, 2013) ASID will receive a report listing CEUs received by individual members. Members who have not met the 0.6 requirement will be audited. Members will be required to submit proof of the 0.6 CEUs by way of a certificate of attendance or completion or a stamped conference card. Members who cannot supply proof that 0.6 CEUs have been attained will face failure of compliance.
Failure to Comply
Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement may eventually be subject to a termination of Society membership in accordance with the requirements of the policy.
CEU Requirements – Effective January 1, 2014
The ASID Board of Directors approved an increase of required CEUs for all members in the Allied, Professional and Associate categories. Currently, ASID has the lowest CEU requirement (0.6) among the organizations representing the built environment. Raising CEU requirements brings ASID in line with its industry peers and expands member knowledge. .
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the CEU requirement will increase from 0.6 to 1.0 (i.e., 10 hours). Note that this does not affect the current reporting period, requiring 0.6 CEUs by Dec. 31, 2013. The first reporting period with the new 1.0 CEU requirement will begin January 1, 2014 and end on Dec. 31, 2015.
ASID is also expanding eligible CEUs making it easier to reach 1.0. Approved CEUs such as webinars and chapter events will continue, with the addition of activities such as authoring a book or article, keynote speaking engagements, receiving tenure and more. More information on extended CEUs will be available Fall 2013.
For more information, contact Director of Member Programs Heidi Salati at firstname.lastname@example.org.