Choose the activity or conference you want to attend; it does not have to pertain strictly to interpreting. It can be a regional or national conference of another profession or could be formal, in-service training by an employer. As long as the activity is educationally beneficial to you as an interpreter, it can earn CEUs.
Contact a RID-Approved Sponsor and secure their agreement to process the paperwork for the conference. Be sure to discuss the Content Area for which you are applying (Professional Studies or General Studies). How many CEUs will be earned? (1 CEU =10 contact hours)
Complete the Participant-Initiated Activity Plan and Activity Report form from your RID Sponsor. Attach pertinent documentation such as an agenda and program book. Return form and documentation to your Sponsor who will keep the form until your activity is completed.
This form must be sent to your Sponsor before the activity begins. Forms submitted after the activity cannot be processed.
Upon completion of the activity, obtain a certificate or other document verifying your attendance. Send it to your Sponsor.
All follow-up paperwork should be returned to the Sponsor no later than 15 days after the completion of the activity.back