of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Helping recognize your educational pursuits since 1978!
The Certification Maintenance Program of RID was established to ensure our certifications retain value and guarantee quality with members who stay current on the latest theories, strategies, and techniques.
PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities and we are able to sponsor all four types of CEUs: Workshops & Conferences, Academic Coursework, Independent Study, and Participant Initiated None-RID Activities (PINRAs). RID has a limited number of staff members who process CEUs, therefore they rely on sponsors throughout the country to process CEU paperwork. At PCRID, our CMP sponsors are interpreters just like you, and they work on an entirely volunteer basis.
RID has a well developed set of guidelines that govern the acceptance of CEUs. PCRID is subject to regular audits to ensure we are upholding the membership-driven requirements and maintaining excellence with our CEU sponsorship. Help us help you! Submit your forms far enough in advance so that we can ensure you have all the needed documentation for your CEUs, and to ensure that you have filled out the documents properly. Because this is a volunteer effort, our work hours vary, especially around the holidays. Therefore, our timelines are designed to ensure we have sufficient time to review your forms and submit them to RID on time.
We look forward to working with you!
Workshops & Conferences:
Must be submitted to PCRID at least 45 days beforeevent.
Hosting a workshop or conference for interpreters? We can process your CEUs! We will need the following forms from you:
Must be submitted before the end of your current CEU cycle.
Taking college courses for credit? A typical college semester course earns 4.5 CEUs, don't miss out! We will need the following information:
Submit to PCRID at least 10 days before you expect to start.
Do you want to create your own learning opportunities, or to delve into recent publications in the field? Is there a specific area of interest you wish to be educated in, but you cannot find a workshop that fits your needs? An Independent Study might be just what you are looking for.
Apply Here to get your Independent Study CEUs approved for processing.
Please submit to PCRID at least 10 days before the event.
Attending a workshop or conference that is not RID approved, or specifically related to interpreting? You may still be able to earn CEUs!
We will need the following information from you:
Hosting A Workshop:
Individual Members: $31 per workshop
Organizational Members: $35 per workshopNon-members: $50 per workshop
Rates for processing CEUs vary by the type of CEU requested. Organizational members' rates are significantly discounted, while individual members receive FREE CEU processing for independent studies, academic coursework, and PINRAs as part of their membership benefits!
Heather leads PCRID in maintaining the integrity of RID CEU Sponsorship, and coordinates the team of CEU processors. She has created guides to simplify how to get CEUs processed by PCRID. See RID CEU Processing Through PCRID.
For general CMP questions relating to PCRID, Heather can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Processes CEUs for Workshops
If you are hosting a workshop and want PCRID to process your CEUs as an approved RID CMP Sponsor, follow the instructions on the Workshops page.
If you have further questions, Lindsey can be contacted at CEU.email@example.com.