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RID Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

NYC Metro RID is an Approved Sponsor of RID CEUs; our Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) committee oversees the administration of continuing education units (CEUs). This includes approving CEUs for NYC Metro RID-sponsored activities, such as workshops, as well as approving outside activities for members: PINRA, independent studies and academic coursework. CMP committee members are available to assist members design independent studies, determine what activities can qualify for CEUs and complete necessary paperwork. 

Types of Activities We Sponsor:

NYC Metro RID Sponsor Initiated Activities (Workshops)

Together the Professional Development Committee (PDC) and the CMP committee determine the number of CEUs to be earned in a NYC Metro RID sponsored activity. Attendees need only to sign the CEU form and list their RID number at the activity to earn CEUs. Upon completion of the event, the CMP committee will report the CEUs earned to national RID. Attendees will receive a certification of completion as proof of their attendance and the CEUs earned. For more information regarding NYC Metro RID sponsored initiated activities, see the Professional Development Committee

Participant-Initiated Non-RID Activities are educational events offered by institutions or organizations other than RID or another approved sponsor. In order to be eligible for CEUs an attendee must fill out the PINRA form, submit a flyer or brochure for the activity showing the dates, start and end times, submit appropriate payment and a separate email stating how this workshop or training applies to the field of interpreting. From there you will receive a response from the CMP committee of whether this event is eligible for CEUs or not. PINRA paperwork should be received by the CMP committee well before the activity takes place, but no less than two weeks before the event begins. CEUs cannot be granted retroactively. Upon completion of the activity, proof of attendance must be sent to the CMP committee within 14 days. Proof of attendance may be a certificate of participation or a letter signed by the instructor. Proof of payment does not constitute proof of attendance. 
  • A fee of $10.00 is due at the time of application.
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically.

Academic Coursework
College coursework qualifies for CEUs when study took place at an accredited institution and the interpreter earned a grade of C or better. CEUs may be granted retroactively, as long as the study took place within the interpreter's current CEU cycle. It is the applicant's responsibility to be sure the coursework was completed within the current CEU cycle. 

Interpreters must fill out the Academic Coursework form and submit it along with payment, proof of the institution's accreditation, a syllabus with course description and a transcript from the academic institution, showing the credits and grade earned for the class, to the CMP committee. A committee member can assist with determining whether the course qualifies for General or Professional Studies. CEUs are earned according to the following formula:
--> Schools on the semester system: 1 Credit = 1.5 CEUs
--> Schools on the quarter system: 1 Credit = 1.0 CEUs
  • A fee of $10 is due at the time of application. 
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically.

Independent Study
Interpreters who wish to design their own courses of study may earn CEUs through independent studies. 

An independent study could include reading, researching or developing materials to enhance one's skills or knowledge for interpreting work. 

The applicant can work with the CMP committee to develop specific learning objectives and to determine how learning objectives will be concretely measured. They will collaborate to determine a timeline for completion and the number of CEUs to be earned. Please note that one hour of reading or research does not necessarily equal .1 CEU. Each independent study is evaluated individually, and depending on the plan of study, two or three hours of study may merit .1 CEU. 

The applicant must fill out the appropriate paperwork and submit payment before study begins, which can be found below:

Once the independent study has been completed, all proof of learning must be sent to the CMP committee for evaluation. Once the committee is satisfied that the work has been completed, the CEUs will be approved and reported to national RID. 

  • A fee of $25 is due at the time of application. 
  • All paperwork and payments can be submitted electronically.

    Chair: Liz Lauria
    Committee Members: 
    • Liz Lauria (PDC)
    • Liz Lauria (PINRA)
    • Craig Fogel (Academic Coursework)
    • Ray Hoffman (Independent Study)

    For more information, click here to see national RID's website, or email the CMP committee chair at

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