CEU Requirements

1. What is the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirement for this reporting period?

ASID members must earn a minimum of 10 unit (10 hours) of approved continuing education (CEU) every two years. The current reporting period is from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021.

Join Date


CEUs Required


Members Required


May 31, 2020 or Before


10 CEUs (10 Hours)


Professional, Allied, Associate


June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021


5 CEUs (5 Hours)


Professional, Allied, Associate


June 1 – December 31, 2021




Professional, Allied, Associate


ASID bylaws and policies require all practitioner members (Professional, Allied, and Associate members) to meet the Society’s continuing education membership requirement. For ASID members who need continuing education for state licensure renewal, all continuing education taken for your licensing renewal can also be applied to the ASID requirement. Check with your state regulatory board or agency for requirements.

Members in the following categories are not required to fulfill the continuing education requirement: Professional Inactive, Professional Life Member, Professional Retired, Allied Retired, Industry Partner, and Student Member.

Please review the FAQs related to Continuing Education Units. For more information, please email membership@asid.org.

Reporting CEU Compliance

ASID members are to utilize the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) registry to warehouse CEUs. Every ASID member has a unique IDCEC number to login into the website (your IDCEC number is different than your ASID number). You can find your number under the Account Management section of the ASID Member Menu after logging in to asid.org. The IDCEC user registry allows you to upload and track your continuing education activity as well as store a record under your account. Check your IDCEC account regularly to ensure your records are up to date.

You may only report unique continuing education units earned during the current reporting period, January 2020 – December 2021.  If you received credit for a CEU in a previous compliance period you will not receive credit again if you retake the course.



 2. Why is there a CEU requirement for ASID members?

Professional development is geared to help members advance their knowledge in the field of interior design. Continuing education includes content regarding sustainability, life-safety, design theories, leadership, applicable technical skills, and several other areas intended to help interior designers gain a better understanding of their field and how it is progressing.

3. What CEUs are acceptable for ASID compliance?

ASID accepts a variety of CEUs. In addition to those that are IDCEC-approved and reported by the provider, members may self-report both IDCEC-approved courses (that may not have been reported by providers) and certain non-IDCEC courses and conferences. Self-reporting forms, when required, can be downloaded from the ASID Approved Continuing Education webpage.

4. How do I check my current CEU compliance?

Members can check their current CEU compliance by logging on to the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) at https://www.idcec.org. Once logged on, you are directed to your Dashboard, where you can check your CEU compliance by clicking “Current Reporting Cycle Courses and Conference,” (see screen shot below):

Once you’ve opened the current reporting period on your dashboard, you’ll be able to review all IDCEC-approved courses and conferences, any non-IDCEC courses and conferences, and any self-reported courses you have registered.

Please note that uploading an attendance certificate is the final step in self-reporting an IDCEC course. This last piece is often forgotten or missed, and without an accompanying certificate, the CEU will not count toward your compliance.

Alaska Chapter members can also contact our Membership Director (membership@ak.asid.org) to inquire about how many CEUs are currently reported for them.

5. What can I do if I haven’t already met my CEU requirement?

There are multiple online resources for members who have not yet completed their CEU requirement. Check out our CEU Resources page for free or low-cost options and check events calendar on our Chapter’s website to see when CEUs will be offered:  http://asid-alaska.org/news-events/

6. What if I don’t meet the CEU requirement for the reporting period?

At the end of a reporting period, ASID will review the IDCEC report of CEUs completed by each member. Select members will be audited and required to submit proof of the 10 (10 hours) CEUs required by way of a certificate of attendance or completion or a stamped conference card. Members who cannot supply proof of completion will face failure of compliance. Any member who fails to comply with the continuing education requirement may be subject to suspension of Society membership in accordance with the requirements of the ASID Bylaws.

Please also review the ASID National Bylaws if you would like a more detailed description of the CEU requirement: https://www.asid.org/content/about-asid#.Vcon2mfbKUl.

If you have any unanswered questions, please reach out to our Membership Director, membership@ohsky.asid.org for answers.