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Instructions for Workshop or Conference

Instructions for hosting organization

Step One:

Plan the activity/conference you want to host. It does not have to strictly pertain to interpreting. As long as the activity is educationally beneficial to interpreters, it can earn CEUs for you!

Step Two:

Contact an RID-Approved Sponsor and secure their agreement to process the paperwork for the conference. Be sure to discuss the Content Area (Professional Studies or General Studies). How many CEUs will be earned? (1 CEU = 10 contact hours)

Step Three:

The Continuing Education Activity Plan is to be completed by the workshop planning committee and returned to the CMP Coordinator at least 45 days prior to the activity.

  • To complete the Activity Plan, fill out the online form.

The CMP Coordinator will evaluate the information and inform the planning committee as to the activity number, plus the number and type of CEUs to be awarded.

The workshop planning committee should thoroughly complete all blanks of the online form. Note: Under "Evaluation & Assessment" the goal here is to have a measurable result so that there is verification that the students are achieving the workshop goals. (i.e., "We will be presenting five specific classifiers and their appropriate use. The students will be given the opportunity to practice these with the instructor monitoring for correctness.")

It is preferred that all supporting documentation be submitted in electronic format via email.

Step Four:

Prior to the activity the planning committee must provide the RID-approved sponsor with:

  • Completed Online Form
  • Instructor's bio and/or credentials
  • Agenda for the event: (complete schedule, including break times)
  • Copy of advertisement (brochure, flyer, web page, etc.)

Advertisement must include:

  • Activity number
  • Cancellation and refund policy
  • Number and type of CEUs being offered
  • RID CMP and/or ACET logo (both if CEUs are being offered for both programs)
  • Processing fee, if applicable.  (See fee scale)

The RID-approved sponsor will send the planning committee scantron forms on which participants should sign in. These forms are only for RID members that participate in either the CMP or ACET programs. The RID membership number must be filled in on the form in order for the CEUs to be processed.

Step Five:

Upon completion of the activity, the planning committee must provide the RID-approved sponsor with:

  • Copy of Certificate of Attendance which should include the following information.
  • Attendee's name
  • Activity title
  • Activity date(s)
  • RID Activity Number
  • RID CMP and/or ACET logo
  • Number of CEUs awarded
  • Scantron sign-in form
  • Completed evaluation forms (sample evaluation form)

These forms must received by the sponsor within 15 days of the completion date.

If all necessary information is not provided in a timely manner, we may not be able to process the CEUs. For large conferences, additional processing time will be required.


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