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Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP)

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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!

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


Workshops & Conferences:


Must be submitted to PCRID at least 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

More Info:

Click here for further instructions 

Academic Coursework:


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:

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

More Info:

Click here for full instructions



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.

More Info:

Click here for full instructions



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! 

    Apply Here to get your PINRA CEUs approved for processing.

    We will need the following information from you:

    • PINRA Request Form
    • Activity Description 
    • Activity Agenda
    • Instructor Bios

    More Info:

    Click here for full instructions

    How much will my CEUs cost?

    Hosting A Workshop:

    Individual Members: $31 per workshop

    Organizational Members: $35 per workshop

    Non-members: $50 per workshop

    Please make payment through the donation page & document the purpose for the payment in the notes.

    FREE CEU Processing

    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!

    Don't know which type of CEU to apply for?  Simply email ceu.workshops@pc-rid.org or see RID's handy guide for examples and criteria.  

    Meet the PCRID CMP Team!

    CMP Committee Chair


    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, contact cmp@pc-rid.org.

    Workshops CEUs
    *position vacant

    PCRID is not currently sponsoring additional workshops until a new volunteer is in place. If you are interested in volunteering on the CMP committee, contact president@pc-rid.org.

    Kat Perchik,
    Processes CEUs for Academic Coursework

    If you want to earn CEUs for courses you are taking (e.g. A Business course at Howard University) and you want PCRID to process your CEUs as an approved RID CMP Sponsor, follow the instructions on the Academic Coursework Page.

    If you have further questions, Kat can be contacted at CEU.academiccoursework@pc-rid.org.

    Courtney Thomas,
    Processes CEUs for your
    Independent Study

    For further questions, you can reach Courtney at CEU.IndependentStudy@pc-rid.org.

    Sandra McClure,

    Processes CEUs for


    E.g., Toastmasters/Leadership Seminar

    You can reach Sandra at CEU.pinra@pc-rid.org for further questions.

    Thank you!

    We acknowledge you for keeping current on the latest theories and techniques in our field; a well-educated interpreter is a boon to the community and the profession!

    Thank you for choosing PCRID to process your continuing education units.  

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