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A program dedicated toward personal and professional growth
Overview of the ACET
RID’s Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program is a vehicle through which the continued skill development of RID Associate members is documented to demonstrate the individual’s commitment to and participation in the field of interpreting.
The purpose of the ACET program is to document and track the CEUs earned for the fiscal year by interpreters successfully completing learning activities approved by RID sponsors.
There are NO CEU requirements to maintain your Associate member status or participation in the ACET program.
When an associate member becomes certified, the CEUs earned in the ACET program do not transfer over to fulfill the CMP requirements. However, the ACET fees are credited to the CMP program through the end of the current fiscal year (at which time the newly certified interpreter becomes responsible for paying CMP fees).
The Role of ACET Approved Sponsors
RID’s Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program relies on RID Approved Sponsors to provide appropriate educational activities for participants. These activities can be group activities, such as workshops, lectures or conferences, or independent study activities, such as mentoring and self-study.
Organizations, agencies, affiliate chapters and individuals seeking to be Approved Sponsors must complete an application. This was developed by the RID Professional Development Committee (PDC). In addition, the PDC reviews and makes determinations on all applications.
Sponsors are monitored regularly to ensure that their activities are of high quality and meet the needs of the program and the participants.
All RID Associate Members are enrolled in the ACET program.
Tracking of activities begins once the dues and fees are received for the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
Wondering what the benefits of joining ACET are? Read below for comments from actual ACET participants.
“For me the ACET program is a big luxury for a small price. I am a very busy woman who keeps all my certificates in one place. But to have a tracking of my workshops helps me keep things in order for resumes and (keeps me) professional.”
“The benefit that comes to mind is that I do get a transcript and have used that with my resume when applying for jobs. It has been impressive to show how diligently I am working to improve my skills and professionalism on the climb to certification.”
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Checking Your Transcript
RID members can log in to their accounts to check their CMP or ACET transcripts. If you've never logged in before, your member number is your user name and your password is the first four letters of your last name and the last four digits of your member number.
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