There are four activities that RID Approved Sponsors can process. The activities are listed below.
Sponsor Initiated Activities
Sponsor initiated activities are developed by an RID approved sponsor and presented for group instruction or individual study. Examples include short courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, teleconferences and distance learning.
Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity (PINRA)
Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) include activities that an interpreter/transliterator wishes to attend but which are not offered by an RID approved sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards and must have a specific format, educational objectives and purpose.
CEUs may be awarded for coursework for college credit taken at an accredited institution during the participant’s current CMP cycle. This accreditation must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Successful completion is defined as receiving a minimum letter grade of “C” (2.0) or above. If a course is being audited or taken through the continuing education office of the institution a RID Approved Sponsor should be contacted to complete a Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity Plan (PINRA).
The independent study is designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals who desire an alternative to traditional instructional activities. Independent study guidelines are provided by RID to sponsors. With guidance from a sponsor, participants can undertake a self-designed educational experience for the enhancement of skills and knowledge in a specific area.