of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
PCRID Bylaws previous to December 7, 2019:
PCRID is committed to advancing the quality, professionalism, and integrity of sign language interpreting in Maryland and the District of Columbia through education, information and advocacy.
The goals of PCRID are to initiate, sponsor, promote and execute policies and activities that further the profession of the sign language interpreter.
PCRID offers workshops on diverse topics for a wide range of practitioners, including both Deaf and hearing interpreters.
➡ Certified Members
Certified Members are PCRID Members who hold a nationally recognized certification and are RID and PCRID Members in good standing.
➡ Supporting Members
➡ Student Members
➡ Associate Members
➡ Organizational Members
Every PCRID member is expected to be a member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. There are two categories of PCRID Members: Individual Members and Organizational Members. Individual PCRID Members consist of the following categories: Certified Members, Associate Members, Student Members, and Supporting Members.
While PCRID maintains an annual membership of 400-600, PCRID has over email 1200 subscribers. (See PCRID News & Communications). Additionally, all current members are listed in the PCRID Member Directory, while organizational members are listed in the PCRID Organizational Member Directory.
The PCRID Board if Directors is made up of the Executive Committee: the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and up to six additional board members.Meet the PCRID Board
The Executive Committee has specific duties and responsibilities according to the state where the organization is registered. Board Members can choose to take on any area of interest in the sign language interpreting field that is deemed beneficial to the organization, membership, or the communities we serve.
Two categories within PCRID that have been identified as areas of need are: Professional Development and Member Relations.
Here are some examples of areas of interest that PCRID board members could take on: Mentorship, Community Liaison, Scholarships & Awards, Interpreter Licensing, Legislation, PCRID Website Design, Social Media Communications: News & Email, and more.
New to the Board? Read, sign, & submit the PCRID Conflict of Interest statement Form, and the Memorandum of Understanding.
Consistent with PCRID’s mission, goals, and intentions, PCRID holds an annual conference for its members and local interpreting communities.