Professional

Dues $285/yr plus nonrefundable processing fee of $50.00

New applicants or NWSID Associate members may become Professional members upon successful completion of ONE of the following:

  • Passage of the NCIDQ, CQRID or the equivalent as required by the state in which the member resides
  • Completion of at least 4 years of college in an accredited interior design program and currently active in the field, with no less than 5 years of design work experience
  • Completion of an associates degree or technical school degree in an accredited interior design program and is currently active in the field, with no less than 8 years of design work oriented experience
  • Completion of a secondary school level education and is currently active in the field of interior design, with no less than 12 years of design work experience
  • Correspondence schools and degrees received from them are NOT acceptable.

Associate

Dues $285/yr plus nonrefundable processing fee of $50.00

New applicants or qualifying Apprentice members may become Associate members upon meeting ONE of the following:

  • Completion of 4 or 5 years of college in an accredited interior design program with 3 years of design work experience
  • Completion of at least two years of college or technical school in an accredited interior design program with 5 years of design work oriented experience
  • Completion of a secondary school level education and is currently active in the field of interior design with no less than 10 years of design work experience
  • Correspondence schools and degrees received from them are NOT acceptable.

Apprentice

Dues $200/yr plus nonrefundable processing fee of $50.00

New applicants or qualifying Student members who have completed 4 years of college in an accredited interior design program, or 2 years of college or technical school in an accredited interior design program, and are working toward their work experience equivalency

Sustaining

Dues $100.00/yr plus non-refundable processing fee of $50.00.

A Sustaining member is a semi- or totally retired Professional or Associate Member in good standing, who has reached 60 years of age, and has been active in NWSID for 5 or more years.  Sustaining Members are eligible for the same benefits as prior membership status.

Student

Dues $40/yr plus processing fee waived

Students are persons who are enrolled in an accredited interior design school, college or technical school program in interior design. Students may not vote or hold elected office in NWSID. Correspondence school and degrees from them are not acceptable.

General Membership Requirements

A. To maintain active member status, all members must comply with dues payment requirements and adhere to the Code of Ethics.

B. To maintain membership status, all members must attend at least six general meetings per fiscal year. Functions include all General and Board Meetings, and special events.

Code of Ethics

As a member of the Northwest Society of Interior Designers, it becomes the responsibility of each and every member to adhere to the following Code of Ethics:

In all client-member relationships, it is assumed that each member will offer only the most professional advice, planning and execution of same, with the best interests of the client always coming first.

It is expected of each member that a personal commitment be made to continual education.

All references or statements referring to other members and/or their projects shall be objective and non-judgmental.

Each member shall adhere to industry standards in charges for service and/or furnishings supplied.

Finally, it becomes the ultimate responsibility of each member to support individual and group activities of the Northwest Society of Interior Designers that could positively affect public recognition and acceptance of the professional interior designer.

Use of NWSID Initials

Only NWSID members in good-standing my use the NWSID initials. The following guidelines apply to the various membership categories.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS are the only members that may use the NWSID initials alone on a business card, letterhead, signature, and in other ways including advertising that specifically identifies the member by name and status.

Example:    Jane Doe, NWSID -or- Jane Doe, NWSID Professional Member

ASSOCIATE, APPRENTICE, STUDENT OR PRA MEMBERS must identify membership status when using the NWSID initials.

Example:    Jane Doe, NWSID Associate Member

Jane Doe, NWSID Apprentice Member

Jane Doe, NWSID Student Member

Jane Doe, NWSID Professional Resource Affiliate Member -or- NWSID PRA Member

The membership status must be written out completely and may not be abbreviated.

Examples of inappropriate use: Jane Doe, Member of NWSID