Getting Started

1. What is the ASID Academy? Is it an accredited school?

The ASID Academy is a continuing education and professional development training platform for interior designers and others working in the built environment. The ASID Academy is not an accredited school offering degree programs.

2. How do I register with the ASID Academy?

If you already have a username and password to login to the ASID website (https://www.asid.org), you will use the same credentials to login to the Academy (contact customer service at membership@asid.org if you do not know your username and password). If you are not already registered, follow the link for New Customer Registration and complete the required information.

3. Can I take courses if I’m not a member of ASID?

Yes, ASID Academy courses are open to everyone. You are not required to provide membership information when registering.

4. How do I update the information in my profile?

To update your profile on asid.org: select Update Contact Information under Account Management. To update your Categories of Interest for the ASID Academy, click on your name in the top menu bar after logging in.

5. How do I change my password?

On the ASID website, log in and select “User ID & Password” under Account Management.

Pricing and Policies

1. How do I take advantage of special member pricing for courses?

If you are an ASID member, the member pricing will be applied automatically once you log in, and you will only see the member price(s) per course as you browse and check out.

2. Can I get a refund for an ASID Academy purchase?

We’re sorry, but all sales are final. No refunds are issued for online courses after purchase.

3. How long will I have access to my course(s)?

You will have access for one year after the date of registration/purchase. You will receive reminders when you are 30 days from course expiration.

4. Can more than one person take the course?

No. The courses are intended for individual use. Completed courses can only be reported for one user’s Continuing Education requirements. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for a course. You must login as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for completing a course.
Please contact education@asid.org if you’d like to register multiple people for a course.

Finding and Taking Courses

1. How do I search or browse for courses?

Visit Getting Started for tips on navigating the ASID Academy site to find courses.

2. Do I need any special software to take courses?

No, you only need to be connected to the Internet on your computer or mobile device. The courses will launch in any browser, although we recommend you use the most up-to-date version of that browser provided by the vendor.

3. How do I launch a course?

Once you’ve registered and/or purchased a course, it will show up when clicking on the “Dashboard” link in the top menu. Click on a course name to begin.

4. Do I have to complete a course in one sitting?

No. The system will track your progress in a course and you can pick up where you left off. You can even save your place in a video if you go back to view it within one week. You have one full year from the date of purchase to complete your course.

5. Can I download a course and watch it later offline?

No, you need to have an Internet connection to take a course. However all courses are mobile-friendly to work on any device.

6. How do I pass a course?

You must answer at least 80% of all quiz questions included in a course to receive your certificate of completion.

7. Can I retake a quiz if I don’t pass?

Yes, the quizzes are set up for multiple attempts to pass. If you do not pass on your first try, you will see a note telling you how many attempts you have left, and you will be able to go back to the quiz to try again.

8. Can I retake a course to refresh my knowledge?

Yes, you will have access to your course for up to one year, and you may review as many times as you wish. However, you will only earn CEU credit once.

9. Can more than one person take the course?

No. The courses are intended for individual use. Completed courses can only be reported for one user’s Continuing Education requirements. Do not use another individual’s login information to register for a course. You must login as yourself to receive a certificate of completion and credit for completing a course.
Please contact education@asid.org if you’d like to register multiple people for a course.

Reporting to Accrediting Bodies

1. Do ASID Academy courses count towards my ASID member CEU requirement?

Yes, all of the courses are approved by the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) and will count towards your membership requirement.

2. How are my CEUs reported?

ASID Education reports CEUs earned to the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) on your behalf. Visit our guide to the IDCEC website for more information.

If you need proof of completion for any other reporting body, you are able to print a certificate of completion when you finish all of the required course components and pass any associated quizzes.

Note that although many courses are approved for AIA learning units, ASID Education does not report completions to AIA. AIA members may download/print the AIA course completion certificate if needed.

 

Contact for more information: education@asid.org