Your Renewal Questions Answered
- Published on: Feb 23, 2021
The ARIDO membership renewal deadline of March 31st, 2021 is fast approaching.
If you don't need assistance, you're encouraged to renew before the deadline. Click the link below to renew your membership via the Membership Gateway. Renewals are processed online and should take 15 minutes of your time.
Q: What are my options if I have lost my job?
A: For many members, renewing with the monthly payment option has been helpful for them to maintain membership in good standing by spreading the cost throughout the year. You still have until the current deadline of March 31st to renew. If you expect to be able to return to work in the short term, you can wait until closer to the deadline to decide on what you need to do.
You may be eligible to apply for a partial subsidy of your membership dues (up to 25%) if you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID and you have not received government support in 2020. The deadline to apply is February 26th and you can request an application by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if I am on maternity/paternity leave, dealing with a debilitating illness or injury, or returning to school full-time in 2021?
A: You can submit an application for Inactive status online through the Membership Gateway along with supporting documentation to have your membership dues reduced by 50% while you are unable to work for any of these reasons.
Q: What if I am ready to retire completely from practicing Interior Design?
A: Registered members who retire completely from practicing Interior Design can maintain Retired membership status at a significantly reduced cost. If this applies to you, submit the online application for Retired Membership through the Membership Gateway. Members who maintain membership in good standing for over 30 years are also eligible for Life membership status upon full retirement from the practice of Interior Design.
We don’t want to see your membership lapse, so please contact ARIDO to discuss your options if you need help with renewing your membership.
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