RID relies on RID Approved Sponsors to provide and approve appropriate educational activities for participants. They help maintain the integrity of the CMP and ensure that interpreters have ample and varied opportunities to learn, grow and further develop their skills. They are a vital part of the Professional Development program within RID and provides members opportunities for continuing education throughout their time as an RID member.
FY 17 saw a 10% increase in the number of RID Approved Sponsors. At the end of FY 16 there were 109 RID Approved Sponsors and at the end of FY 17 there are 121 RID Approved Sponsors. FY 17 saw us lose 5 RID Approved Sponsors. These can be for a variety of reasons which include non-payment of the annual sponsor fee, a failed audit, or the organization has decided to relinquish their sponsorship.