The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Washington, D.C., and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), New York, announced at the recent Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that they are teaming up to enhance WELL Accredited Professional (WELL AP) education for the design community. Beginning in February, ASID members who have or receive IWBI’s WELL Faculty designation will lead WELL AP exam-preparation courses throughout the U.S. ASID members will receive discounted pricing as a way to increase the opportunity for those in the design community to attain the WELL AP credential.
“ASID is excited about this opportunity to make WELL education and exam prep more readily available to our members,” says ASID CEO Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID. “Healthy living begins with design, and our community is leading that work. Becoming a WELL AP is a way to demonstrate that one has the expertise to create a space that is focused on the health and wellbeing of the occupants.”
The WELL AP credential denotes expertise in the WELL Building Standard and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness in buildings and communities. WELL Accredited Professionals have demonstrated proficiency in the field of design, health and wellness in the built environment through the WELL AP exam. Currently more than 2,000 people around the globe are WELL APs with another 3,500 registered for the exam.
The ASID website contains information about the special Greenbuild WELL AP promotional package that includes exam registration, an etextbook, a study guide and reservation for one of the WELL Faculty-led training sessions conducted by ASID members.
Greenbuild was the official launch of the “Design Life, Design Well” campaign from ASID and IWBI. It includes marketing and promotional efforts to increase the visibility of the role of interior designers in creating healthier spaces and places.
“We are proud to partner with ASID to bring these resources directly to their members and stakeholders,” says IWBI Chief Product Officer Rachel Gutter. “Their market leadership demonstrates a tremendous understanding of the importance of using our buildings and communities to help improve our health and wellbeing. We are excited about the opportunities going forward.”