Certificate Maintenance Program CEU Information

VRID is an RID approved sponsor for the Continued Maintenance Program. CEU Processing is free for VRID Members.

For questions related to VRID's CMP Program or to submit CEU paperwork, please contact our CMP         Administrators: 

Workshops: Karyssa Glenn

Academic Coursework, Independent Study and PINRA: Erika Ziebart

Please visit RID's Certificate Maintenance Program website for more information regarding earning CEUs. 


Promoting an Activity:
It's important to include all the pertinent information about your activity when advertising and promoting your event.  Please include the following information when advertising for your event:

  • Number of CEUS Offered
  • CEU Category: Professional Studies or General Studies 
  • Instructional Level:  Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced or Teaching
  • Targeted Audience:  CMP participants, ACET participants or both
  • Indicate if Partial CEUs will be offered
  • Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Reasonable Accommodations Policy

CEU Categories:

  • Professional Studies (PS):  Areas related to linguistic and cultural studies, including the study of any language or linguistic system, cultural studies, or the study of a specific culture.
  • General Studies (GS):   Areas that are less obviously related to the field of interpreting and transliterating, to include studies that are educationally beneficial to the CMP participant. General Studies may be related to Human Service and Leadership studies, i.e. Leadership Skills, Public Relations, Teaching, Public Speaking.

Instructional Levels:

  • Introductory:  This level of Continuing Education Activity assumes little or no information on the part of the participant within the areas covered so that the focus of the activity is upon general orientation and increased awareness.
  • Intermediate:  This level of Continuing Education Activity assumes the participant has a general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the area covered so that the general focus of the Activity is upon increased understanding and application by the participant.
  • Advanced:  This level of Continuing Education Activity assumes thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice within the area covered by the activity so that the focus is upon recent advances, future directions, and applications of research.
  • Teaching: This level of Continuing Education Activity assumes the participant will use the information to assist with teaching  interpreting or related topics.


Academic Coursework
An interpreter may receive CEUs for academic coursework that s/he attended during their certification maintenance cycle time line. An Academic Coursework Activity Plan must be submitted by the interpreter to the Sponsor at least 45 days before the start of the activity.  Thirty days following the coursework, an Activity Report must be submitted to the Sponsor.  A course can earn either 1 CEU per credit or 1.5 CEUs per credit, depending on whether the course is based on a school semester or quarter session. 1.5 CEU per semester credit and 1.0 CEU per quarter credit.


Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity (PINRA)
An interpreter may receive CEUs for non-RID activities that s/he attended, examples include in-service days, training, and non RID workshops/conferences.  A Participant Initiated Activity Plan and Activity Report must be filled out 45 days prior to the start of the activity.  When the activity is completed, a Certificate of Attendance must be sent to the Sponsor and pertinent documentation must be submitted, such as program book or agenda.  These materials must be submitted to the sponsor no later than 30 days after the completion of the activity.


Independent Study
An interpreter can complete an Independent study form and submit it to the approved sponsor for approval of the activity.  The Sponsor must approve the Independent study before the participant begins the activity.  The interpreter must carefully document his / her time and effort throughout the activity.  When completed, the interpreter must fill out the Independent Study Report Form and submit it to the sponsor along with any related documentation. 




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