RID CEU Processing Through PCRID

PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities. PCRID individual members receive complimentary CEU processing for independent studies, academic coursework, and PINRAs as part of their membership benefits. PCRID processes the following:

1.     Workshops/conferences

2.     Independent study activities

3.     Academic coursework taken from an accredited institution

4.     Participant-initiated non-RID activities (PINRA)

How to Submit CEUs for Processing

For examples and criteria to understanding which type of CEUs you are applying for, see this handy guide from rid.org. For more details see the RID Standards and Criteria. Keep in mind most sponsors have full-time jobs other than their work as sponsors. Please do not contact a sponsor a day or two before an activity. You might be disappointed to find that the sponsor will not be able to sponsor that event for you. (rid.org)

Workshops/ Conferences

1. Workshops/Conferences: 

Workshops/Conferences CEUs, presented for group instruction are processed by PCRID. Examples include workshops, seminars, conferences, and teleconferences. 

Prior to the Workshop:

The following 4 items must be submitted for processing and approval of sponsorship to ceu.workshops@pcrid.org no later than 45 days prior to the workshop:

1.    Receipt of payment  (please pay below)

NOTE: PCRID will not begin processing your request until your fee has been paid. For the fastest processing please send your receipt of payment to ceu.workshops@pcrid.org as soon as you receive it.

2.    Sponsor Form

NOTE: leave the activity number blank

3.    Instructor Form

NOTE: Educational Objectives describe what participants should be able to do as a result of taking the workshop. Click here for help writing your objectives.

4.    Advertising materials

NOTE: An advertisement for the workshop must include the following information:

    • RID CMP, and ACET logos: Click here to access required logos for your materials
    • Refund Policy
    • Cancellation Policy
    • Number of CEU’s offered
    • PCRID Statement: “PCRID is an RID sponsor of continuing Education activities.”
    • Target audience
    • Content level
    • Content area (professional or general studies)
    • Reasonable Accommodations statement
    • Summary of objectives
    • Presenter bio

At the close of each Workshop:

Each participant is required to fill out an evaluation form, and must be awarded a certificate of attendance. Workshop hosts may use the RID Evaluation Form and Sample Certificate (below) or create their own.

          NOTE: All information on the sample is required to be on thcertificate.

Upon completion of the Workshop:

Hosts must submit the following documentation no later than 10 days after the workshop to ceu.workshops@pcrid.org. Members cannot earn CEUs until this documentation is received.

    1. A copy of the attendance certificate awarded to participants. One blank copy, a copy for each participant is not necessary.
    2. Activity Report Form completed by participants at the start of the workshop.
    3. Excel Activity Report Form completed by the host of the workshop.
    4. Evaluation Summary
    5. Any agenda, handouts, visuals, PowerPoint files, etc. that were used during the workshop/conference.

For any questions about hosting a workshop or conference, please contact ceu.workshops@pcrid.org.

Independent Study

2. Independent study activities:

The independent study is designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals who desire an alternative to traditional instructional activities. With guidance from a sponsor, participants can undertake a self-designed educational experience for the enhancement of skills and knowledge in a specific area. A sponsor may decline to sponsor an activity at the sponsor’s sole discretion. (rid.org)

To apply for an independent study, please fill out this form IS REQUEST. With direction from PCRID, individuals will design an independent study activity. Independent study activities can be designed around many professional activities. However, Independent study credit may not come from participants’ routine employment responsibilities. For examples of independent study activities, see the Standards_and_Criteria, page 20.

Prior to starting an activity, fill out the form IS REQUEST. This form will help you to develop a plan for the activity, asking questions including the following:

  •      What you would like to learn.
  •      The type of documentation you will be required to submit. NOTE: This will be determined on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the sponsor due to the nature of the independent study.
  •      The number of CEUs you can earn. NOTE: The typical ratio for independent study activities is 2:1, that is, 01. CEUs earned for each 2 hours spent on the project, with a max of 2.0 CEUs.

After submitting the form, the Sponsor will contact you to discuss the activity. The sponsor may ask you to complete multiple forms for a large project with multiple parts. After the form(s) have been approved you may begin work. NOTE: Make sure to document all of your time and work while completing your independent study. Each independent study must be completed within a 12-month period. For any questions, contact the Sponsor at ceu.independentstudy@pcrid.org.

Upon completion of your independent study, submit all agreed upon documentation to ceu.independentstudy@pcrid.org.

Academic Coursework

3. Academic coursework taken from an accredited institution:

CEUs may be awarded for coursework for college credit taken at an accredited institution during the participant’s current CMP cycle. Accreditation must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Successful completion is defined as receiving a minimum letter grade of “C” (2.0) or above. CEUs can be processed retro-actively, as long as it is taken and completed within the participants’ current CMP Cycle. If the course is offered during a semester, the number of CEUs equals 1.5 per semester credit (i.e. a 3 credit course = 4.5 CEUs). If the course is offered during a quarter, the number of CEUs equals 1 per quarter credit (i.e. a 3 credit course = 3 CEUs). (rid.org)

To complete Academic Coursework, fill out the request form. Then submit the following to ceu.academiccoursework@pcrid.org:

  •      Proof of Accreditation
  •      A PDF of the course description (syllabus). (please label Syllabus - Course Number, for example: Syllabus - INT 736)
  •      A PDF of your course registration including the date and times.
  •      A PDF of your transcript showing a grade of a C or better, and the number of credit hours earned.  An unofficially transcript is acceptable.

For any questions regarding Academic Coursework processing, please contact ceu.academiccoursework@pcrid.org.

Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRAs)

4. Participant Initiated non-RID Activities:

Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRAs) include activities that an interpreter wishes to attend but which are not offered by an RID approved sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards and must have a specific format, educational objectives and purpose. This includes audited college courses, non-credit courses at an educational institution, corporate trainings, community education, non-mandatory school district in-services, and organizational conventions/workshops. (rid.org)

To complete a PINRA, fill out the online PINRA form, and submit the following documentation to ceu.pinra@pcrid.org prior to the start of the event. At least 10 days advance notice is appreciated; applications may be approved with less than 10 days notice, but this is not a guarantee. Applications will not be approved without all appropriate documentation submitted prior to the event.

  •      A PDF of the event description. For a conference with multiple sessions, a description of each session is required.
  •      A PDF of the flyer or brochure for the event that includes the date, time, and schedule or agenda.

Upon completion of the event, proof of attendance must also be submitted to ceu.pinra@pcrid.org. Depending on the nature of the event, the proof of attendance may vary. Please discuss this with the Vice CMP manager prior to the event. This documentation must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the event.

For any questions regarding PINRA processing, please contact ceu.pinra@pcrid.org.

How Much will My CEUs cost?

*Note regarding conferences: PCRID is happy to sponsor CEUs for your conference needs, depending on our availability. Please contact the CMP chair at cmp@pcrid.org for information on availability and pricing.


Workshop prices are divided into initial and repeat offerings of the same workshop within 12 months.

Initial workshop

(Organization or individual)

non-member: $50

Repeat workshop*

*Same workshop within 12 months

Member: $10

non-member $16

Academic Coursework

Member: FREE!
Non-Member: $20

Would a membership be more cost-effective for you? Visit our membership page to learn more!

Independent Study

Member: FREE!
Non-Member: $34

PCRID encourages payment online with credit or debit card. If you need to pay by check, please visit our contact page for the mailing address.


Member: FREE!

Non-Member: $25

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

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