RID Certification Committee 2018-06-14T13:43:06+00:00

July 2016 – July 2017


The RID Certification Committee advises the RID Board of Directors by recommending policy and standards related to the RID certification system.


Current Committee Members:

D. Mafia, Chair
M. Campbell



  • ELEMENT #1: Develop guidelines for recognizing credentials from entities other than RID.
    • 04: RID Develop a set of guidelines for including membership and/or conferring of certified status, individuals who hold credentials from any entity other than RID; that these guidelines be approved by majority vote of the certified membership of RID; and that RID wait until the implementation of these guidelines prior to entering into further discussions, agreements, contracts or in any way incorporating non- RID certificates into our organization.
    • Provide recommendations to the RID Board. Recommendations are provided to the Board via the Board liaison.
  • ELEMENT #2: Work, through the Board liaison, with Headquarters on matters related to CASLI that directly impact certification.
    • Consider the following and make recommendations to the Board via the Board liaison.
      • Degree Requirement-
        • Should the degree requirement be a requirement prior to being eligible to take exams. Or should it be a requirement of credentialing.
      • Ethical Requirement-
        • Explore, for example, if RID recognizes exams not under CASLI, are those candidates required to complete the ethical requirements such as written examination.
      • Re-testing Requirement-
        • Explore re-testing. For example, should RID consider periodic re-testing as a requirement for persons to maintain their credential?
        • If it is recommended, also recommend a potential process.
      • ELEMENT #3: Provide recommendations for accepting specialty credentials (including but not limited to: legal, medical)
        • Potentially tied to Element #1.
        • Explore other testing options and if we could recognize those tests under specialty credentials.
        • Explore the concept of a portfolio for recognizing specialty credentials



  • Provide updates to the Board of Directors, via the Board liaison, for each Board meeting.
  • Note, reports must be submitted to the Board 10 days prior to each Board meeting. Work with the Board liaison to confirm meeting dates.



Melvin Walker





CONFIDENTIALITY LEVEL: HIGH, unless otherwise noted.


Historical Information:

2013-2015 term:

The RID and NAD Boards are committed to collaboration and respecting the insight provided by each Board and organization. The work of the committee (including representatives from both RID and NAD) will be presented to both Boards. Each Board is committed to providing the other with perspectives and opinions. The sharing of respective perspectives and opinions will aid both organizations to their decisions.

For the term 2013-2015, the CC members are charged to complete the following tasks:

  1. Perform a comprehensive review of current NAD-RID and RID certification programs, including the following:
    1. To establish and revise, as needed, the standing rules, policies, procedures and eligibility requirements, within accepted psychometric practices, for all credentials
    2. Continue to explore, identify, and implement credentialing industry best practices and standards. Determine a roadmap and implementation plan for the development of rigorous standards and the delivery of relevant, reliable and valid examinations for all credentials
    3. To create a comprehensive Exam Development Policy to standardize how and when exams are revised or retired. This policy should be designed to inform the work of both this and future CCs to ensure that RID’s credentials remain relevant, reliable and defensible.
    4. Develop a plan and timeline to review and revise all active credentials offered by RID.
    5. Continue to work on the revision of the NIC exam that was started by the 2011-2013 CC
  2. Address any motions referred to the committee and report to the board regarding the CC response. (2007 Motion, C2013.05 & C2013.04 motions, etc.)
  3. Determine the need for and implementation of any task force(s) or work group(s) to assist the CC in their work on an as needed basis. The CC should appoint a member of the CC to act as liaison for the task force or group. The CC will then communicate with the board about the work of the task force or group. To address items referred to the committee by the board of directors.
  4. Review current practices of NAD-RID and RID certification programs.
  5. Provide the Board with quarterly reports and updates. Actively promote RID’s Certification programs through direct and regular communication with RID and NAD members and other stakeholders. This can include publications in VIEWS, e-News or NADmag and participating in, or hosting, presentations at the regional and national RID conferences.
  6. To address items referred to the committee by the board of directors.


See here for more details on the Organization and Structure of Volunteer Leadership Committees.