Upcoming Events

News

MRID Update
MRID Update's Nov-Dec 2017 edition

VLOG from the Board
Available in ASL and English


          Access your profile, events, membership directory and more 

MRID Sponsored CEUs

CEUs through MRID is $20 for those working on PINRA, Independent Study, or Academic Coursework. (Members receive one free processing per year.)  Sponsoring a workshop through MRID is $40.

RID CEU Instructor Form   Activity Plan Form

RID CEUs for Presenting an RID Approved Workshop:
Presenters wishing to gain General Studies (GS) CEUs equivalent to the number of CEUs offered to participants can do so by checking the presenter CEU request box and providing his/her RID member number on the RID Activity Report Form sign-in sheet. CEUs will be awarded only once during each certification cycle for each activity presented.

RID CEUS for Presenting a Non-RID Approved Workshop:
Presenters wishing to gain General Studies (GS) CEUs equivalent to the number of CEUs offered to participants can do so by contacting a CMP Sponsor to prepare an Independent Study Plan. The Independent Study Plan must be approved before CEUs can be earned.

RID CEUs for Course Development:
Teachers wishing to gain Professional Studies (PS) CEUs for the preparation and development of the classes/workshops may contact a CMP Sponsor to prepare an Independent Study Plan. The Independent Study Plan must be approved before CEUs can be earned.

 

PINRA

Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) include activities that an interpreter/transliterator wishes to attend but which are not offered by an RID approved sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards and must have a specific format, educational objectives and purpose.

Benefits of Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities:

  • Makes almost any activity an opportunity to earn CEUs
  • Enables you to find activities suited to what you want to study

What Qualifies as a PINRA?

  • Audited college courses
  • Non-credit courses at an educational institution
  • Corporate trainings
  • Community education
  • Non-mandatory school district in-services
  • Organizational conventions/workshops

 

Independent Study

The independent study is designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals who desire an alternative to traditional instructional activities. Independent study guidelines are provided by RID to sponsors. With guidance from a sponsor, participants can undertake a self-designed educational experience for the enhancement of skills and knowledge in a specific area.

Under the direction of a sponsor, individuals may design an independent study activity around many of their professional activities. However, independent study credit may not come from participants’ routine employment responsibilities.

Benefits of the Independent Study Option

  • Often less expensive
  • Offers a flexible time schedule
  • Does not usually require travel
  • Can be tailored to exactly what you want to learn

What qualifies for an independent study?

  • Research
  • Course instruction
  • Publications – writing articles for VIEWSthe Journal of Interpretation, or other publications
  • Study groups
  • Multi-media instruction
  • Mentorship – both being mentored and mentoring
  • Literature review – RID offers many publications that work for this option
  • Self-study curriculum
  • Other options you may have in mind

 

Academic Coursework

CEUs may be awarded for coursework for college credit taken at an accredited institution during the participant’s current CMP cycle. This accreditation must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Successful completion is defined as receiving a minimum letter grade of “C” (2.0) or above. If a course is being audited or taken through the continuing education office of the institution a RID Approved Sponsor should be contacted to complete a Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity Plan (PINRA).

Benefits of the Academic Coursework Option:

  • Can be done retro-active, as long as it is done and completed within that cycle.