RID Headquarters is proud to announce that the application process to become an RID Approved Sponsor is now open!

Fill out the application here!

RID Approved Sponsors are a vital part of the Certification Maintenance Program and Associate Continuing Education Tracking system as they provide members an avenue to expand their continuing education needs. For more information about the role of an RID Approved Sponsor please visit CMP Sponsor Information.

The application process to become an RID Approved Sponsor was originally suspended on June 30, 2010. For the current volunteer leadership term (2015-2017), part of the scope of work defined for the PDC was to create a new sponsor application and review process. The application and review process has been completed which opens the opportunity for those who are interested to apply to become an RID Approved Sponsor. The application is available for anyone who would like to apply.

Currently there are 102 approved sponsors that provide Sponsor Initiated Activities, Participant Initiated Non RID Activities (PINRAs), Academic Coursework, and Independent Studies. Our current list of RID Approved Sponsors represent 40 states across the nation and includes Interpreting Training Programs, Interpreting Service Agencies, State Commissions, individuals and RID Affiliate Chapters. By opening up the application process, our goal is to expand the pool of RID approved continuing education content.

The online application process is lengthy, however you will have the option to save it and come back to it at a later date. Once you have completed the application in full, you will receive a confirmation email. Once submitted, the Professional Development Committee will review all submissions and notify applicants within 60 days of their decision.

If you have any questions please contact the Professional Development Department by email at cmp@rid.org or by phone 703-838-0030, option 7.

How to apply:

□ Read the RID CMP Standards and Criteria

□ Fill out the application by clicking here. Make sure the all questions are answered and that application has been proofread and edited.

□ Submit the application fee  (Sponsor Application Fee $200, Affiliate Chapter Fee $150, Independent Study $35). Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

Items needed to complete the application:

□ Organization/individual vitae

□ The designated CMP administrator’s current vitae

□ Copies of cancellation and refund policies

□ Materials related to a recent professional development activity (brochures, flyers, evaluations, certificates of completion, participation verification and/or sign-in sheets, etc.). You will need at least two.

□ A sample evaluation/assessment instrument