RID CEU Processing Through PCRID

Helping you navigate the CMP to recognize your educational efforts since 1978!

PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities. 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!

We have to adhere to RID's deadlines for submitting paperwork and are subject to regular audits to ensure we are abiding by their requirements. 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.

If you need a faster response, some local organizations are also CMP sponsors and have employees responsible for reviewing and submitting your forms to RID for a fee. You can look for those sponsors here. Please note that not all sponsors are authorized to approve all types of CEUs. PCRID's sponsor program has earned the distinction of being able to offer all 4 types of CEUs!

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! Remember that all our CMP cycles end on December 31st, so we often see a surge of requests at the end of the year. There are over 400 members of PCRID, so if you're submitting paperwork at the end of year, be sure to submit early!

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.

We look forward to working with you!

PCRID processes the following:

Workshops & Conferences

Deadline: Submit to PCRID 45 days before event. 

Hosting a workshop or conference for interpreters? We can process your CEUs! We will need the following forms from you: 

  • Sponsor Form
  • Instructor Form
  • Sample Certificate

Academic coursework

Deadline: Submit prior to 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:

  •      Proof of Accreditation 
  •      AC Request Form
  •      Course Description
  •      Registration
  •      Transcript.


Apply Here!

Independent Study

Deadline: Submit to PCRID 10 days before you expect to start.

Do you want to create your own learning opportunities? Wanting to delve into recent publications in the field? Have a specific area of interest but can't find a workshop that fits your needs? An Independent Study might be just what you need.

First time? Click here for full instructions.

if not...

Apply Here!


Deadline: Submit to PCRID 10 days before event.

Attending a workshop or conference that isn’t RID approved? You may be able to earn CEUs! We will need the following information from you:

  • PINRA Request Form
  • Activity Description
  • Activity Agenda

Need more info? Click here for full instructions


Apply Here!

How much will my CEUs cost?

Workshops & Conferences

Workshop pricing is reduced when the same workshop is offered again within 12 months.

Conference processing and pricing is based on availability of the sponsors, please contact cmp@pcrid.org for more information.






Academic Coursework

Member: FREE!
Non-Member: $20

A membership is only $35 ($15 for students!) Would a membership be more cost-effective for you? Click here to join now!

Independent Study

Member: FREE!
Non-Member: $34

PCRID encourages payment online with credit or debit card.
If you wish to pay by check, please contact our treasurer at treasurer@pcrid.org.


Member: FREE!
Non-Member: $25

We thank you in advance 
for your cooperation! 

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