Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Professional Development

PCRID serves you by bringing professional development opportunities all around Maryland and DC. We host several FREE workshops every year, and PCRID Members get FREE CEU Processing! Keep an eye out on our calendar for workshops coming to an area near you!

Is there a specific workshop you would like PCRID to bring to the DC area? Are you interested in presenting a workshop? Contact the Director of Professional Development, Samantha Schein at professionaldevelopment@pc-rid.org.

Professional Development Committee

Are you interested in learning more about the Professional Development Committee? We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in ensuring that workshops are enjoyed by all who attend. 

The professional development committee is a standing committee of members who seek out, arrange and host workshops for the benefit of PCRID members. Any member can join and/or suggest workshop ideas, presenters and locations. Members of the PDC attend workshops at discounted rates and play an important role in deciding which workshops will be offered to the membership. If you are interested in joining us please contact the Professional Development Director.

Certification Maintenance Program (CMP)

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 processes CEUs. Click the link below to learn more.

Certification Maintenance Program


Sponsor & Instructor Forms:

Complete all sections of the RID Sponsor Form and the Instructor Form, except for the activity number which will be assigned upon approval.

For help with creating workshop objectives, visit the RID website at www.rid.org.

Evaluation & Summary:

Attendees must be given the opportunity to evaluate a workshop after it is complete. Submit a copy of the evaluation form distributed to attendees, or you may use RID's standard evaluation form. A tally and summary of the evaluations must be provided on the Evaluation Summary form.

If you'd like information on how to set up electronic evaluations, contact us at ceu.workshops@pcrid.org.

Certificate of Attendance:

Workshop hosts must provide attendees with a certificate of attendance. You may create your own, or use this Sample Certificate of Attendance. If you choose to create your own certificate of attendance, it must include:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Name of the Participant
  • Date & Time of the workshop
  • Name of the Sponsor (PCRID - Heather Turell)
  • Activity Number (You will get this when your workshop is approved)
  • Number and category of CEUs.

 Activity Report Forms:

All attendees must sign-in on an attendance form. RID provides a paper sign-in Activity Report Form (ARF). If you choose the paper sign-in sheet, you must transfer this data by entering it into the RID Electronic ARF, and submit both to the sponsor. If you'd like more information about the RID Electronic ARF, contact us at ceu.workshops@pcrid.org.

Tip: Require attendees to enter their e-mail address on the ARF or Electronic ARF in case there is any incorrect or missing information.

Advertising Materials:

Submit all advertising for approval before you begin to advertise, to 

Advertisement Criteria:

  • RID CMP and ACET logos.
  • Your refund and cancellation policies
  • The number & type of CEUs (e.g., 2.5 PS CEUs)
  • This statement: PCRID is an RID approved Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities.
  • Your target audience & content level
  • A statement of reasonable accommodations
  • Non-discrimination statement and notice of safe learning environments
  • A summary of the learning objectives
  • Bio for the presenter(s)

Instructional Materals:

Provide a copy of ALL instructional materials used during the workshop. This includes: a detailed workshop agenda, presentation notes, powerpoint slides, handouts and other resources distributed to attendees. This is to ensure the educational validity of the event.

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