RID has membership categories that span the interpreter’s career. Whether you’re exploring your possibilities or are a seasoned veteran, joining RID will provide resources that move you forward! Please see our membership categories below.

Member Category Description Yearly Dues
Certified Member who holds a valid certification accepted by RID, is in good standing, and meets the requirements of the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). *Certified members holding National Association of the Deaf (NAD) certification must also maintain membership in NAD.         $160.00                               Senior Members (55+) $96.00
Certified:Inactive Member who holds temporarily inactive certification, is not currently interpreting and has put their certification on hold. Members in this categories are not considered currently certified and do not hold valid credentials. $40
Certified: Retired Member who has retired from interpreting and is no longer practicing. Members in this categories are not considered currently certified and do not hold valid credentials. $40
Associate Member engaged in interpreting or transliterating, full-time and part-time, but not holding certification accepted by RID. Members in this category are enrolled in the Associate Continuing Education Tracking Program (ACET).         $130.00                               Senior Members (55+) $77.00
Student Member currently enrolled, at least part-time, in an interpreting program. Student members must provide proof of enrollment every year. This proof can be a current copy of a class schedule or a letter from a coordinator/instructor on school letterhead. Student membership does not include eligibility to vote. $32.00
Supporting Individuals who support RID but are not engaged in interpreting. Supporting membership does not include eligibility to vote or reduced testing fees. $32.00
Trial Receive a one-year subscription to VIEWS as an introduction to RID. Trial membership does not include any other benefits or member discounts. $15.00
Organizational Organizations and agencies that support RID’s purposes and activities. $165.00


Use one of the following methods to become a member or renew your membership today!

Online – (Preferred) Renewing is quick, easy and secure. You can pay by VISA, MasterCard.
Note: If using a debit or credit card and your transaction fails, please stop and contact RID Staff for assistance. Multiple failed attempts could result in reduced funds availability in your bank account.

Mail – You can renew by completing a membership application (PDF) and mail it to:
RID Member Services
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fax – Complete the membership application (PDF) and fax it to 703/838-0454.

Phone – Contact Member Services at 703/838-0030 (voice)

Organizational Membership Application

Have you let your certified membership lapse?

30 Days to Two Years Past Due: Any certified member who is more than 30 days late in paying their membership dues of the current fiscal year can update their membership upon payment of the current fiscal year plus a non-refundable 10% late fee.