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Welcome to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., (RID) 2015 Annual Report.  This report covers the accomplishments, data, and highlights of the overall performance from the fiscal year period of July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015 (FY15). Where appropriate, we have also provided data from previous years to show long-term trends.

This is a large, comprehensive, multi-media report, which includes text, video, and images.  It may take a few minutes to fully load into your browser.

 

Welcome Messages from our President and Interim Executive Director (click to open):

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Timeline of Events

… a sampling of notable videos, and some of the most popular tweets.


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Each position on the Board of Directors has their own tab. These are the individuals holding the position during FY15.


Dawn Whitcher, PresidentPresident
Dawn Whitcher, CI and CT, NIC
president@rid.org
Link to bio
Link to all Board Posts on website

Activities:

  • July 1-6, 2014: RID Region II/NAD Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • July 8-12, 2014: AVLIC Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • July 17- 20, 2014: RID Region IV Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • July 24- 27, 2014: RID Region III Conference. East Lansing, MI
  • July 31- August 1, 2014: RID Region I Conference, Wakefield, MA
  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • Oct 27-31, 2014: CIT Conference, Portland, OR
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • April 17-19, 2015: Street Leverage Live, Newton, MA

Liaison:

  • Diversity Council


IMG_8538Vice President
Melvin Walker, M.Ed., CRC, CI and CT, NAD V
vicepresident@rid.org
Link to bio

Activities:

  • July 1-6, 2014: RID Region II/NAD Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • July 21-27, 2014: Presented at Interpreting Summit in Mexico City, Mexico
  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)

Liaison:

  • Certification Committee


Daryl Crouse HeadshotSecretary
Daryl Crouse, Esq., CI and CT
Link to bio

Activities:

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)

Liaison:

  • Ethics Committee
  • CPC Review Committee
  • PMGDS Committee

 


Wing Butler, TreasurerTreasurer
Wing Butler, CI and CT
Link to bio

Activities:

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)

Liaison:

  • Audit Committee


CM Hall - Member At LargeMember at Large
CM Hall, NIC: Advanced, Ed:K-12
Link to bio

Activities:

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)

Liaison:

  • Professional Development Committee
  • Member Sections


Priscilla Moyers - Deaf Member at LargeDeaf Member at Large
Priscilla Moyers, CDI
Link to bio.

Activities:

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)

 

 

 


Lewis Merkin, Region I RepRegion I Representative
Lewis Merkin, CDI
region1rep@rid.org
Visit the Region I Page
Link to bio.

Activities:

  • July 31- August 1, 2014: RID Region I Conference, Wakefield, MA
  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • April 17-19, 2015: Street Leverage, Newton, MA (included Transition Team presentation)
  • June 19-24, 2015: Deaf Interpreter conference, St Paul, MN (incl. Transition Team)

Liaison:

  • Transition Team (Co-Chair)
  • Deaf Advisory Council
  • RID Region I Presidents Council

 


Randy Chappell, Region II RepRegion II Representative
Randall Chappell, CSC, NAD V
region2rep@rid.org
Visit the Region II Page
Link to bio

Activities:

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • Co-wrote Conference Standing Rules for 2015 RID National Conference

Liaison:

  • RID Region II Presidents Council
  • Board of Directors Budget subcommittee

 


Sandra Maloney, Region III RepRegion III Representative
Sandra Maloney, CI and CT, SC:L
region3rep@rid.org
Visit the Region III Page
Link to bio

Activities:

  • July 24- July 27, 2014: RID Region III conference, East Lansing, MI
  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • Oct 17-18, 2014: Illinois RID Conference, Peoria, IL
  • Nov 16, 2014: Michigan RID Conference, Detroit, MI
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • April 17-19, 2015: Street Leverage, Newton, MA

Liaison:

  • Bylaws Committee
  • Region Representatives Conference Planning
  • RID Region III Presidents Council


Connie Herndon, Region IV RepRegion IV Representative
Connie Herndon, M.A., CI and CT
region4rep@rid.org
Visit the Region IV Page
Link to bio

Activities:

  • July 15-20, 2014: RID Region IV Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • August 1-3, 2014: Montana RID Silent Weekend, Bozeman, MT
  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • October 25, 2014: Nebraska RID Business Meeting & Conference
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • June 13, 2015: Missouri RID Board meeting via video
  • June 18-20, 2015:  Arkansas RID Biennial Conference

Liaison:

  • Transition Team (Co-Chair)
  • Reputable Agency Task Force
  • Professional Development Committee
  • 2015 RID National Conference Planning Team
  • RID Region IV Presidents Council


IMG_8534Region V Representative
LaVona Andrew, M.A., CI and CT, NIC Master, Ed:K-12
memberatlarge@rid.org
Visit the Region V Page
Link to bio

Activities:

Note: Although the conference wrap-up was during this fiscal year (FY2015), the 2014 RID Region V Conference was held June 25-29, 2014 in San Diego, CA, which pre-dated this fiscal year being reported on in this annual report.

  • September 17-21, 2014: RID Board of Directors face-to-face meeting in conjunction with NAD Board of Directors meeting and Certification Committee meeting, Hartford, CT (Included a guided discussion about power and privilege by Zach Wineman from the Diversity Council, Carol-lee Aquiline from the Deaf Advisory Council, and Lynnette Taylor from the Council of Elders)
  • Feb 20-21, 2015: Idaho State University Silent Weekend, Gooding, ID
  • Feb 25, 2015: Testimony at Idaho House of Representatives, Health & Welfare Committee, regarding HB152: Interpreter License Act
  • March 27- April 2, 2015: RID Board of Directors meeting in conjunction with the 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee and Transition Team, New Orleans, LA (Included a facilitated discussion about power and privilege by Flavia Fleischer)
  • May 30, 2015: Washington State Interpreter Licensure Town Hall meeting, Lynnwood, WA
  • June 3-6, 2015: National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting, St. Paul, MN

Liaison

  • Deaf Advisory Council
  • Region V Presidents Council

(Note that LaVona became the Member-at-Large representative to the Board at the August 2015 Board Meeting.)

 

 

 

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This fiscal year saw the appointment of Anna Witter-Merithew as the Interim Executive Director.

Photo of Anna Witter-MerithewAnna Witter-Merithew, OIC:C, SC:PA, CSC, SC:L, CI and CT
Executive Director (Interim)
awm@rid.org
Link to bio
Link to all HQ posts on website

Activities:

  • Joined RID as Interim Executive Director on March 27, 2015
  • Began the restructure of RID Headquarters Staff to better serve members and meet changing demands of the organization
  • March 27-April 2, 2015 – Attended meetings in New Orleans, LA:
    • RID Board of Directors Meeting
    • 2015 RID National Conference Planning Committee
    • Transition Team Meeting
    • Deaf Community Forum
    • Participated in Power and Privilege discussions facilitated by Dr. Flavia Fleischer
  • April 10, 2015– Submitted NOLA 2015 Conference Risk Assessment
  • April 17-19, 2015—Attended Street Leverage Live in Newton, MA
  • May 1, 2015—Began Testing and Certification Risk Assessment
  • May 1- June 15, 2016—Conducted Workflow Analysis
  • May 15, 2015—Began Job Description/Function, Compensation, and Benefits Review
  • June 15, 2015—Launched Legacy Fund Fundraiser
  • June 15, 2015—Bridged discussions between UNC MARIE Center and RID regarding sponsorship to provide online training for CMP sponsors and auditors

 

See Anna’s Intro (ASL and English)

 

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First, let us remember the words of Lou Fant.

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Advocacy - what's the story?

Tell me more.

60+

Number of meetings participated in with coalitions, stakeholders, affiliate chapters, associations, and government entities as a representative of RID

15

Number of affiliate chapters directly worked with in 11 different states

5

Organizations served as a representative of RID:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consumer Advocacy Network (DHHCAN)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • National Interpreter Association Coalition (NIAC)
  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA) Accessibility Subcommittee
  • Federal Communications Commissission (FCC) – Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) – Relay and Equipment Distribution Subcommitee

1

Number of committees chaired – the DHHCAN Communication Accommodations Committee

1

 Number of committees appointed to – the FCC DAC

7

Presentations in 4 states and 2 livestreamed across the country:

  • July 4, 2014: National Association of the Deaf Conference in Atlanta, GA – “It’s Time to Raise Interpreter Standards”
  • July 26, 2014: RID Region III Conference – “It’s Time to Raise Interpreter Standards in Your State”
  • July 27, 2014: RID Region III Conference – “GAP Update”
  • October 1, 2014: Happy Hands – “What You Should Know about VRI”
  • January 7, 2015: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center – “How do I Know They’re Qualified?”
  • March 2015: Colorado RID Conference – “Interpreter Licensure Overview”
  • April 16, 2015: Mid-Atlantic ADA Center – “How do I Know They’re Qualified?

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Filings with state and federal governments:

September 8, 2014: Co-wrote letter to Oregon Department of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), RID, and Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD) demanding that they immediately cease recruitment of inmates as interpreters for other inmates

September 9, 2014: Sent letter to the New Mexico Sign Language Practitioners Board supporting the Ed:K-12 and the score of 4.0 on the EIPA as minimum standards for educational interpreters

October 2, 2014: Sent letter to Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin regarding Austine School for the Deaf and the Vermont Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

October 7, 2014: Filed comments with Washington State about legal interpreting standards

March 23, 2015: Submitted testimony via LaVona Andrew for Idaho interpreter licensure bill

April 7, 2015: Filed Ex Parte letter with the FCC in support of VRS Providers’ Joint Proposal

February 8, 2015: Submitted comments to the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) on access to qualified educational interpreters in the United States

January 28, 2015: Sent letter to Chairman Beshears (Florida) requesting that she put the Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID)/Florida Association of the Deaf (FAD) interpreter licensure bill on the agenda for the Business and Professions Subcommittee

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Where are we?

Certification: Past, Present, Future

Where are we?

Note that all statistics are for Fiscal Year 2015 – from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

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450+

Number of voicemails received

450+ Voicemails Received

The Certification Department is in direct contact with our members and we strive to provide excellent customer service.

5500+

Number of Emails received

5500+ Emails received

Email is the best way to communicate with the Certification Department as we can directly provide you with materials and links to answer your questions.

2053

Number of DVDs burned

2053 DVDs Burned

We duplicate performance exam DVDs at HQ to be sent for evaluation.

 

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Total New Credentials Granted

New Credentials Granted:

Credential FY15 FY14
CDI 11 24
CLIP-R 2 1
Ed:K-12 61 58
NIC 158 186
OTC 1 3
SC:L 17 8
Total 250 280

Exams Administered and Pass %         
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Exam Type

FY15

FY14
Pass %
Passed Failed Total Pass %
CDI Knowledge Exam 36 38 74 48.65% 42.86%
CDI Performance Exam 27 12 39 69.23% 77.78%
NIC Knowledge Exam 659 81 740 89.05% 87.02%
NIC Performance Exam 173 717 890 19.44% 26.07%
SC:L Knowledge Exam 27 12 39 69.23% 75.00%
SC:L Performance Exam 22 31 53 41.51% 27.03%

 

Exams Administered by Member Type

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Exam Type Associate Senior Citizen Associate Certified Certified Senior Citizen Student Supporting Trial None Grand Total Certified/ Associate % Student % Support/ Trial/ None %
CDI Knowledge Exam 4 43 6 1 20 74 63.51% 8.11% 28.38%
CDI Performance Exam 4 24 5 2 4 39 71.79% 12.82% 15.38%
NIC Knowledge Exam 6 257 12 355 5 2 103 740 37.16% 47.97% 14.86%
NIC Performance Exam 20 640 37 2 45 10 136 890 78.54% 5.06% 16.40%
SC:L Knowledge Exam 1 32 2 4 39 89.74% 0.00% 10.26%
SC:L Performance Exam 44 4 4 52 92.31% 0.00% 7.69%
Grand Total 34 965 126 8 411 18 2 270 1834

 

 

Performance Exams Historical Data

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NIC Interview and Performance Exam Historical Pass Rates
CDI performance exam history

SCL performance exam history

Average number of times individuals take an RID Performance Exam before passing (2012-2015)

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NIC Interview and Performance Exam 1.28
SC:L Performance Exam 1.31
CDI Performance Exam 1.31

 

Map of Newly Certified Interpreters

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Map of Total Certified Members

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International Certifications

(excluding Canada)

globe image NIC, NIC Advanced, NIC Master, CI, CT, CSC, MCSC, IC, TC NAD III, NAD IV, NAD V CDI, RSC SC:L, CLIP-R OTC, OIC (C, S:V, V:S) Ed:K-12 Total NAD/RID Certified Interpreters
Australia 1 1
Bulgaria 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1
France 1 1
Great Britain 3 3

 

Here's how.

How do we ensure that new interpreters
meet the standards of the community?

Here's how.
By issuing certifications, RID is providing a service to the community by pre-screening interpreters based on standards of competence.  Offering the certification provides a type of warranty to consumers, both Deaf and hearing, that they can rely on a certified interpreter to come to the table with a specific skill-set.

By offering generalist, entry-level, certifications, RID is attempting to raise the quality of this level of interpreter.

In the beginning, seeking certification from RID was a completely voluntary process.  Interpreters sought certification as a way to differentiate themselves from their peers or to prove to themselves that they were competent.  But as RID’s programs have become more established, the voluntary nature of certification is shifting.  Interpreter agencies and some state regulatory bodies have started to use RID’s certifications as minimum entry to practice, meaning that a person can not work without holding these certifications.

RID’s certification program, therefore, is held to a higher standard of quality than it may have been in the past.  Our exams are considered “High Stakes,” meaning that major life decisions, such as whether someone gets a job, are based on the outcomes of the tests.  RID must continue to ensure that our programs are both fair and relevant, and this will require more investment in our programs than we have provided in the past.

The interpreting profession has changed since the inception of RID’s certification programs, and RID has adapted to this change with the development of new assessments.  The CSC gave way to the CI and CT, which gave way to the NIC.  As the skills required of interpreters, or the ways in which we evaluate them, has evolved, so too has RID.

The content of the NIC program is now 13 years old.  The CDI, SC:L and OTC closer to 20 years.  It is time for RID to evolve again by re-evaluating our programs.

This evaluation process will no doubt indicate that some expectations of interpreters will remain the same.  However, we can see evidence that there are new expectations required of interpreters than there were in the past.  For example, with the growth and greater awareness of the CDI, the NIC interpreter may need to have a greater knowledge of this aspect of the profession.

 

Exam Development Processes

 

Sample development Cycle

The Job Analysis, or JTA, is a research study that ends in a survey of interpreters and consumers.  The goal of the survey is to determine the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for the credential being studied.
Using the results of the Job Analysis study, exam format and content is outlined, including the number and types of questions/scenarios for each exam.
An exam item is a question or scenario.  Volunteer Item Writers are provided training on how to write effective items and a bank of questions/scenarios is produced.
Each newly written item is reviewed for grammar, format, content, and relevance.  Items that do not meet established standards are discarded or sent back to Item Writers for revision.
Items are compiled into different forms, or versions, of the exam according to the Exam Content Outline.
In order to ensure that each form of the same exam type is of the same difficulty, a Cut Score Study is conducted on each exam by a work group of interpreters and consumers.   This study systematically sets the passing point for the form being reviewed.
The exam is opened to active candidates.  Score reports for the initial set of exams are held pending Initial Scoring & Data Analysis.
Once a critical number of exams have been taken, the scoring systems are reviewed to ensure that all questions and scoring systems are performing as expected.
Once the initial analysis is complete, score reports are sent to all candidates as available.
Periodically, exam forms and individual items are reviewed to ensure that they continue to meet standards.  Poor performing items are identified and recommended for replacement.
Additional items are written periodically to replace poor performing or older items.

Exam administration continues through this process.  New forms of the exam may be added as new items are incorporated.

With the need for adaptation and greater relevance established, RID must gather the current body of knowledge in the interpreting field and distill it into a set of transparent standards for the practice profession.

The RID Board of Directors has adopted the National Commission of Credentialing Agencies standards for certification as a guiding document.  These standards outline a process for gathering this information and developing a relevant, valid, and reliable assessments.  The first step is to conduct a Job Task Analysis (JTA) study, followed by the development of assessments.

The JTA is a research study that is designed to gather knowledge from the community and determine what skills are required for competent practice as an interpreter.  For each credential, RID will need to conduct a separate JTA.  In its simplest form, a panel of experts is gathered to share their knowledge and develop a list of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competent practice.  The community as a whole then has the opportunity to validate these results by participating in a survey based on the panel’s work.

The end result of the JTA study is a list knowledge, skills, and abilities that should be measured by any assessment.  RID has already done the bulk of this work for the NIC credential, spending approximately $98,000 in FY15.  That expense includes the costs of consultants, travel, and interpreting services.  Future JTAs may not need as large an investment of time and resources, depending on the scope-of-work and number of practitioners.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities established in the JTA must then be turned into valid and reliable exams.  Again, this process involves the work of multiple panels of experts for each exam to design the format, content, rating, and scoring systems for each exam.

For each type of exam, questions or scenarios must be written and then reviewed for accuracy.  Any video content must be filmed, and raters must be trained to evaluate candidates.  Finally, RID has to incorporate all the questions and scenarios into different versions of the exam and conduct a final analysis to ensure that versions of the same test are equally difficult.

 

 

Projected Costs for NIC Exam Development      
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Project Fees Meeting/Travel Cost Interpreter Cost
Contractor Fees $125,000
Knowledge Exam Item Writing Meeting $22,500 $1,200
Performance Exam Item Writing Meeting $12,000 $1,440
Knowledge Exam Item Review Meeting $18,000 $1,440
Performance Exam Item Review Meeting $12,000 $2,400
Performance Exam Filming $13,000 $8,320
Knowledge Exam Scoring Meeting $12,000 $960
Performance Exam Scoring Meeting $12,000 $960
Rater Training $10,000 $1,200
Total $148,000 $88,500 $16,840
Grand Total $253,340

 

 

 

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RID.org web traffic

RID launched a new website in FY15.  The new website focuses on engaging our RID community.

rid dot org sessions

The spike that you see on March 11, 2015, was the launch of the new look for www.rid.org.  The second big spike, on April 23, 2015, was when the schedule was announced for RIDNOLA15.

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What Members Are Saying

“The website interface redesign has made rid.org MUCH better.”
“The structure of content is easier to navigate, and the aesthetics are more inviting.”

 

RID Website Top Pages Viewed

(these are from March 11, 2015, through June 30, 2015, on the new website)

 

 

RID Facebook Page Likes

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facebook likes begin and end

(The large dip in the beginning of April was when Facebook ran a purge of old, outdated, and invalid accounts.)

 

Facebook Page Demographics

Demographics of people who like our FB

Because, connections.

Facebook? Why should we do Facebook?

Because, connections.

Top Posts On Our Facebook Page

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 61,504

FB 2 CDI

 41,056

FB 3 Brandi 22015 RID National Conference
Keynote Speaker: Brandi Rarus!

 32,998

FB 4 Jon L

 31,984

FB 5

 30,898

FB 6 Colorado

 23,180

FB 7 video excerpt

 22,664

FB 8 Street Leverage article

 21,368

FB 9 Street Leverage

 19,552

FB 10 NAD article

 19,256

 

Breakdown for Facebook by Region

Region I II III IV IV
Page Likes
(end of year)

577

find us on FB

548

find us on FB

618

find us on FB

490

find us on FB

866

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Twitter

Top Ten Tweets

Impressions

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RID Co-Chairs Announce Logo and theme for 2015 RID National Conference in NOLA #RIDNOLA15 http://t.co/GDyM8EwSb1 http://t.co/Vrl1spoSlY

1,780

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#RIDboard mtg adjourned-next meeting is face to face in Sept in Hartford, CT. Join NAD RID Joint Town Hall Meeting http://t.co/5jp6p7hlwE

1,483

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R you at the CIT Conference? Visit the RID Exhibit Booth, take your masked picture & tweet to @RID_Inc #RIDNOLA15 http://t.co/nIcBPnR23Y

1,383

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The call for proposals for the educational program for #RIDNOLA15 is open. Submit by 12/10/14. More info http://t.co/FuRmc8jnk8

1,295

5

#RIDNOLA15 Report by Reg IV Rep. Connie Herndon… Night of the Stars event, #MyRIDstar. http://t.co/BYM01a2Zz3 Register today!

1,188

6

#RIDNOLA15 early-bird registration closes today! Join the RID KREWE in August and register now! http://t.co/XsPT48PWjF

1,079

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Touring YOUR RID conference hotel (Hyatt Regency) The Lagnaippe Exchange – the little extras. http://t.co/hcTp4SGmqx http://t.co/MSFJIoyp3A

1,040

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#RIDBOD Transition Team update: survey to be sent soon! look for details via RID channels

1,034

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#RIDBOD received the four motions from the Reputable Agencies Task Force. Their report to be shared with members via VIEWS and website soon.

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Top Videos on the RID YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/RIDOfficialChannel

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 Click on video image to play Views Likes
1 Thumbnail for Jimmy Beldon video, The CDI Today Opening Doors, the CDI Today, by Jimmy Beldon, CDI 2,937 25
2 NAD RID Certification Committee Report Youtube video  NAD-RID Certification Committee Report 1,461 14
3 Certification Development and Maintenance Group video  Certification Development & Maintenance Group 2,267 9
4 CDI Requirements video  Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Requirements 3,113 8
5 CDI Opportunities  CDI Opportunities, by Steven Stubbs, CDI 1,387 16
6 January 2015 Message from Dawn Whitcher  January 30, 2015, Message from RID President Dawn Whitcher 3,384 3
7 NAD-RID Certification Committee welcomes Glenn Anderson  The NAD-RID Certification Committee Welcomes Dr. Glenn Anderson 2,090 17
8 Melvin Walker on Deaf People's Involvement in RID  Melvin Walker on Deaf people’s involvement with RID, at the Region II President’s Forum 2,474 47
9 NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct video  NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct 1,684 2
10 Dawn Whitcher, RID's Response to Louisiana Governor Jindal's Executive Order  Dawn Whitcher, RID’s Response to Louisiana Governor Jindal’s Executive Order 2,080 13

 

A count of the ways that we keep in touch with our members:

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How is the EPS System doing?
Where are we going from here?

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Case Load:

9

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42

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51

cases carryover from FY14 complaints received in FY15 total cases handled in FY15

 

Demographics:

Deaf Hearing
Complainant 32 (76%) 10 (24%)
Respondent 1 (.02%) 41 (99.8%)

 

Flow Diagram of FY15 Cases:     
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Sankey diagram of EPS cases

 

 

 

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Statement of Financial Position
ASSETS FY2015 Totals FY2014 Totals
Current Assets 1,544,295 1,249,760
Investments 496,685 545,563
Property and Equipment 1,023,919 1,050,463
Inventory 48,667 48,032
Intangible Assets 44,356 66,014
Total Assets $3,157,922 $2,959,832
LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
Current Liabilities 2,286,284 1,866,368
Long-term Debt 684,683 709,208
Total Liabilities $2,970,967 $2,575,576
Unrestricted 65,564 288,899
Temporarily Restricted 120,391 95,357
Total Net Assets $186,955 $384,256
Total liabilities and net assets $3,157,922 $2,959,832

Statement of Activities
Revenue FY2015 FY2014
Member Services 1,598,404 1,615,279
National Conferences (350) 616,291
Regional Conference 190,785 (365)
Certification 579,877 564,280
Publications 204,620 233,226
Education 267,302 260,207
Ethics 103,310 102,548
VIEWS Advertising and Subscriptions 7,892 18,445
Contributions 21,382 9,255
Investment Return 7,818 14,039
Miscellaneous 3,612 202
Total Revenue $2,984,652 $3,433,407
Expenses FY15 FY14
Program Services 2,431,810 2,581,168
Management and General 750,143 694,668
Total Expenses $3,181,953 $3,275,836
Change in Net Assets ($197,301) $157,571
Net Assets – Beginning of Year $384,256 $226,685
Net Assets – End of Year $186,955 $384,256

Statement of Cash Flows
OPERATING ACTIVITIES FY2015 FY2014
Change in Net Assets (197,301) 157,571
Adjustments to reconcile Net Assets to net cash provided by operations:
Depreciation and Amortization 98,005 74,525
Loss on disposition of fixed assets 3,939 0
Unrealized (Gain) Loss on Investments 1,823 (4,518)
Realized (Gain) Loss on Investments (2,210) 0
Change in Allowance for Doubtful Accounts 357 (2,615)
Changes in Assets and Liabilities
Accounts Receivable 16,630 3,960
Prepaid Expenses (57,123) (67,309)
Other Receivable 178 (755)
Inventory (635) (1,300)
Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses 2,665 151,761
Deferred Revenue – Membership Dues (31,843) 192,919
Deferred Revenue – Conference 457,395 (452,254)
Deferred Revenue – Education 145 30,830
Deferred Revenue – Ethics (1,752) 14,155
Deferred Revenue – VIEWS Advertising (1,470) (2,860)
Due to Member Sections (6,315) 900
Net Cash – Operating Activities 282,435 95,010

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES FY2015 FY2014
Purchases of Investments 0 (266,887)
Sale of Investments 53,863 43,715
Reinvested Dividends (4,545) (4,749)
Increase in Certificate of Deposit (688) (834)
Purchases of Property and Equipment (53,742) (232,629)
Purchases of Intangible Assets 0 (18,313)
Net Cash – Investing Activities (5,112) (479,697)

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES FY15 FY14
Principal Drawn on Mortgage 0 277,608
Principal Payments on Mortgage (23,434) (30,704)
Net Cash – Financing Activities (23,434) 246,904

 

FY2015 FY2014
Net cash increase for period 253,889 (137,783)
Cash at beginning of period 998,090 1,135,873
Cash at end of period 1,251,979 998,090

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
FY2015 FY2014
Cash Paid for Interest 35,690 32,793

(Numbers in parenthesis indicate a negative net earnings)

FY2015 Financial Activities by Program
  Income Expenses NET
Member Services 1,598,404 269,321 1,329,083
Conferences (Dept and 2014 Regional) 190,435 375,373 (184,938)
Certification 579,877 823,932 (244,055)
Publications 204,620 173,849 30,771
Education 267,302 72,612 194,690
Ethics 103,310 129,956 (26,646)
VIEWS Advertising and Subscriptions 7,892 131,536 (123,644)
Communications 0 216,668 (216,668)
Government Relations 0 40,845 (40,845)
Board, Regions and Committees 0 197,718 (197,718)
Total Programs and Services $2,951,840 $2,431,810 $520,030
Management and General 0 750,143 (750,143)
Contributions 21,382 0 21,382
Investment Income 7,818 0 7,818
Miscellaneous Income 3,612 0 3,612
Total Administrative $32,812 $750,143 ($717,331)
TOTAL FY15 $2,984,652 $3,181,953
Change in Net Assets ($197,301)

 

Certification Financials

Certification Income and Expenses chart

This chart demonstrates income and expenses, over a 15-year period, for RID testing and certification activities.  This includes both direct and indirect costs of the Certification Department.  The green line is the net from the income minus the expenses.  As you can see, in 10 out of the 15 years, it was negative.

What appear to be spikes in testing revenue in certain years can be misleading on the surface. These spikes are directly related to decisions the organization made about testing and certification and therefore, are anomalies. As illustration, the modest spike in 2003 and 2004 relate to the introduction of the NIC exam while RID was still administering the CI and CT exams. And, the more substantive spikes in 2008 and 2009 represent the rush to take exams prior to the implementation of the education requirements and the final rush to take the CI and CT exams before these tests were sunset.

The losses experienced since 2010 reflect the impact of the degree requirements and an overall reduction in the number of individuals eligible to take the exam. As the standard was raised with the addition of the degree requirement, the pool of eligible candidates has been reduced.

Further contributing to the 2010-2015 deficits are the increased costs associated with expenses related to testing and certification, particularly relating to the cost paid to external consultants upon which RID relies for test development and administration.

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Fiscal Year Total Exam Income Total Certification Program Expenses Net Income for Certification Program
2002 $389,158 $445,388.00 ($56,230)
2003 $512,519 $509,674.00 $2,845
2004 $654,266 $668,685.00 ($14,419)
2005 $444,587 $630,913.00 ($186,326)
2006 $560,229 $625,606.00 ($65,377)
2007 $707,367 $671,939.00 $35,428
2008 $1,027,322 $984,795.00 $42,527
2009 $1,089,945 $914,082.00 $175,863
2010 $654,901 $761,203.00 ($106,302)
2011 $749,987 $973,517.00 ($223,530)
2012 $910,414 $973,321.00 ($62,907)
2013 $513,035 $799,522.50 ($286,488)
2014 $564,280 $591,835.00 ($27,555)
2015 $579,867 $823,931.00 ($244,064)
Cumulative 15 Years $9,357,877.06 $10,374,411.50 ($1,016,534.44)

 

This is the same data from the previous chart, in spreadsheet form, to see exact numbers.

FY14 FY15
Performance Exam Revenue $308,795 $362,525
Performance Exams Administered 827 965
Revenue Per Performance Exam $373.39 $375.67
Direct Expenses Per Performance Exam $174.09 $169.51
Indirect Expenses Per Performance Exam $248.93 $260.88
Total Expenses Per Performance Exam $423.02 $430.39
Net Profit Per Performance Exam -$49.62 -$54.71
Cumulative Gain/Loss -$41,038.55 -$52,799.55

 

This is a breakdown for the cost per exam for all Performance Exams (NIC, CDI, SC:L, and OTC) in FY14 and FY15.

Direct expenses include: the computer testing services, postage, shipping, supplies, paying the local test administrators, and paying the raters.

Indirect expenses include legal fees, administrative costs, consultants, the annual test development depreciation, meetings, and program operating costs.

 

 

 

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The Happy Wall.

The real news from Member Services:

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Membership Demographics         
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(race and gender counts are only those who self-identified)

African American/Black
498 4.90%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
123 1.21%
Asian American/Pacific Islander
182 1.79%
Euro American/White
8848 87.05%
Hispanic/Latino(a)
513 5.05%

Hearing 9967 95.99%
Deaf 290 2.79%
Hard of Hearing 123 1.18%
Deaf-Blind 3 0.03%

Membership by Regions, with Totals

Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Male Female Totals
I 771 1719 280 24 9 248 1729 2743
II 948 2408 308 75 16 419 2212 3755
III 638 2055 331 28 6 234 1988 3058
IV 586 1343 231 41 7 212 1320 2174
V 638 2525 261 25 8 387 2140 3457
Totals 3521 10050 1411 193 46 1500 9389 15221

 

O Canada!

Canadian flag Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Male Female Totals
AB 4 20 1 1 0 1 12 26
BC 9 12 0 0 0 7 21
MB 1 10 0 0 0 11
NL 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
NS 0 1 0 0 0 1
ON 9 14 0 1 0 4 12 24
QC 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
SK 0 1 0 0 0 1
 Total 24 60 1 2 0 5 34 87

 

International

globe image Associate Certified Student Supporting Trial Male Female
Australia 2 1 1
Bulgaria 1 1
Czech Republic 1 1
France 1
Great Britain 3 1 1
Germany 1
Japan 1
Norway 1

 

Map of Membership (Totals by State)

membership totals map

 

Seven Year History of Membership         
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Membership totals chart - FY09 to FY15

 

Membership Participation in Decision Making 1991-2015         
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Membership Participation in Decision Making 1991-2015

 

Membership Participation in the RID Conference Program 1991-2015         
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Membership Participation in RID Conference Program 1991-2015

 

RID Conference Program Financial Outcome 2009-2015

RID Conference Program Financial Outcome 2009-2015

 

 

 

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The RID Press Bookstore

Congratulations to our top three sellers in our bookstore this year:

bookstore 1 abc 123

ABC-123 Student Workbook and Practice DVD
By: Elizabeth Mendoza, M.A., CI and CT, NIC Advanced, SC:L

bookstore 2 asl to english

ASL-to-English Interpretation: Say It Like They Mean It
By: Jean Kelly, CT, CSC

bookstore 3 transliterating

Transliterating: Show Me the English
By: Jean Kelly, CT, CSC

Honorable mention goes to the other phenomenal publications in our catalog:

  • 1985 Conference Proceedings, Interpreting: The Art of Cross Cultural Mediation Proceedings of the Ninth National Convention of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf July 4-8, 1985, Marina L. McIntire
  •  ABC 123 Teacher’s Guide DVD, and Student Workbook, Elizabeth Mendoza, MA, SC:L, CI and CT
  • Assembly Required: notes from a deaf gay life, Raymond Luczak
  • Crossing that Bridge, Morgan Grayce Willow
  • Encounters with Reality: 1001 Interpreter Scenarios, 2nd Ed., Brenda E. Cartwright
  • Fingerspelling in American Sign Language- 2nd Ed., Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
  • Interactive Interpreting: Let’s Talk, Jean Kelly
  • Interpreting: An Introduction, Nancy Frishberg
  • Law Enforcement Interpreting for Deaf Persons, Tara Potterveld
  • The Mentor’s Companion, Patty Gordon, and Mari Magler
  • Mentorship in Sign Language Interpreting, Editors Betsy Winston and Robert G. Lee
  • Multiple Meanings in American Sign Language, Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
  • Numbering in American Sign Language, Brenda E. Cartwright, and Suellen J. Bahleda
  • Reading Between the Signs WB, Anna Mindess
  • Silver Threads- A Personal Look at the First Twenty-five Years of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Lou Fant
  • Team Interpreting as Collaboration and Interdependence, Jack Hoza
  • Toward Competent Practice: Conversations with Stakeholders, Anna Witter-Merithew, and Leilani J. Johnson

 

Employee Benefits

Ensuring that our staff has access to healthcare and other benefits to support their well-being and success is another priority for Operations. Here are some highlights on our work to ensure your Headquarters staff is ready to work for you:

  • Rolled out new Employee Handbook including a new Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Insurance carriers changed from Kaiser/United Healthcare to Carefirst, offering seven plan options including an exciting Health Savings Account (HSA), as well as new innovation in care, technology, and transition support services to ensure the change from previous providers is effortless and in no way disruptive. In addition to this tremendous body of work, we have also maintained current rates with no increase in vision, dental life, medical gap, short- and long-term disability coverages.

 

Welcome Home

“Facade” is defined as the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space. Well, in FY15, 333 Commerce Street got a facelift! We installed a cool new intercom system for our building, which includes a video feed so our employees can see who’s outside “buzzing” before granting access. A visual system that promotes the safety of the Headquarters’ staff? That’s a double win!

And while there is now a light that signals to the guest that the door is unlocked and they are able to enter, we recognize that there is more work to be done to truly roll out the welcome mat to all of our diverse members.

Outside view of intercom:

Outside view of new intercom

Inside view of intercom:

Inside view of intercom

 

 

 

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All data is for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, except for 1) the information on the 2015 National Conference, which happened in August 2015; and 2) the number for the amount of members whose cycle is ending was pulled in January of 2014.

Number of RID Approved Sponsors        
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Chart for RID Approved Sponsors

Sponsor Trainings        
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RID Approved Sponsor Trainings

Sponsors Audited        
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Number of Sponsors Audited

CMP Sponsors by Type       
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RID Approved Sponsor
Organizations 66
Affiliate Chapter 36
Individual 5
Total 107

CMP Sponsors that Process Independent Studies

RID Approved Sponsor IS Yes
Organizations 38
Affiliate Chapter 22
Individual 4
Total 64

CMP Sponsors by Region

Sponsors by Region
Region I 28
Region II 22
Region III 16
Region IV 17
Region V 24
Total 107

Distance CEU Providers      
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Distance Provider Sponsors

2015 RID National Conference

RID National Conference
60 CEU earning activities
13.9 CEUs Total
7 General Studies Workshops
53 Professional Studies Workshops

Continuing Education Activities      
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Continuing Education Activities
Independent Study Activities 687
PINRA 3197
Academic Coursework 335
Sponsor Initiated Activities 6585
Total 10,804

(For more information on each of these categories, click on the category name above or see the RID website here.)

 

2014 Regional Conferences

Region Number of CEU Earning Activities Number of Total CEUs Number of Professional Studies Activities Number of General Study Activities
I 29 6.6 29 0
II 70 12.5 59 11
III 33 10.15 33 0
IV 42 11.9 36 6
V 42 9.425 33 9

 

2014 Expiring Cycles     
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Certified: Inactive 14
Certified: Retired 4
Deceased 1
Extensions Submitted by December 31 93
Extensions Submitted between Jan 1-June 30 36
Extensions Denied 4
Completed CEUs w/ lapse membership 9
Completed CEUs w/ up to date membership 1906
Revoked members 89
Total 2,152

Members by Regions with 2014 Expiring Cycles

Region I 361
Region II 459
Region III 431
Region IV 284
Region V 611
Not Included in a Region 3
Total 2152

CEU Earning Activities at National Conferences

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RID Headquarters:

Various contact pages:

RID Headquarters Staff

RID Board of Directors

Regional Representatives

Member Sections:

 

Headquarters Departments:

General Information
RIDinfo@rid.org
703-838-0030 (voice)
703-838-0454 (fax)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
333 Commerce Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Media Contact Information
All media and public relations inquires should be directed to:
Tina Maggio, Sr. Director of Programs and Services
tmaggio@rid.org
703-838-0030 ext 208

Member Services
members@rid.org
703-838-0030, option # (press # key) (voice)
571-384-5163 (VP)

  • Membership cards damaged, lost or not received
  • Membership status and payments
  • VIEWS delivery problems
  • Scholarship and awards questions
  • Requesting a membership list
  • Registering for the RID National Conference
  • You are an affiliate chapter leader or a member section leader

Certification
certification@rid.org
703-838-0030, option 5 & 6 (voice)
571-257-4761 (VP)

  • NIC, CDI, SC:L, OTC and/or Ed:K-12 certification process
  • Test sites, test payments and test eligibility
  • Authorization to Test letters
  • Alternative Pathway/Educational Equivalency Application (EEA)
  • Certification reinstatement
  • You are an RID Test Administrator or RID Rater

Professional Development
cmp@rid.org
703-838-0030, option 7 (voice)

  • Certification Maintenance Program (CMP)
  • Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) Program
  • CEU transcript
  • You are a CMP approved sponsor

Ethics
ethics@rid.org
703-838-0030, ext 214 (voice)
571-384-5849 (VP)

  • Code of Professional Conduct
  • Ethics enforcement
  • You are an EPS mediator or EPS adjudicator

RID Store
store@rid.org
703-838-0030, option 4 (voice)

  • Ordering products and publications
  • Purchase orders
  • Checking an order status

Meetings/Conferences
meetings@rid.org
571-814-3556 (VP)

  • Sponsoring the RID National Conference
  • Exhibiting at the RID National Conference
  • Presenting at the RID National Conference

Advocacy/Government Affairs
govtaffairs@rid.org
703-838-0030, option 9 (voice)

  • Interpreter Standards in the Federal Government
  • State licensure
  • Legislation

Communications
publications@rid.org
views@rid.org
advertising@rid.org
703-838-0030, ext 208
571-414-0021 (VP)

  • RID Press and publications
  • Copyright and reprinting information
  • Government and public relations
  • Advertising in VIEWS

Accounting
accounting@rid.org
571-384-4927 (VP)
571-384-5201 (VP)

 

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