Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – clicking on the question will jump to the correct section.

I forgot my member ID number, what do I do?

You can either call the Member Services Department at 703/838-0030 or email members@rid.org and make sure to verify your street address in your request. Please do not attempt to create a new account.

I have legally changed my name, how do I change it on my account?

You can fill out the name change form and send it with the approved supporting documentation to members@rid.org or use our online form. Once we’ve received your information, we will update your account.

How do I log into my online portal?

Go to myaccount.rid.org and sign in using your member ID number and your password.

How do I renew my membership?

After you log in to your online portal, click the tab at the top labeled My Orders. You can easily pay your dues with a credit card online. You can also mail in an application form if you wish to pay via check. Please send to 333 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

**For members trying to renew early for the 2018 fiscal year, please contact Member Services**

I’m a certified member and I’m late paying my dues. What do I do?

If you are late paying your dues for up to two years you can pay online in your member portal by visiting myaccount.rid.org.  If you have not paid your dues for more than two years please contact member services for assistance by calling 703/838-0030.

When does my membership expire?

Membership cycles run on the fiscal year from July 1st – June 30th.

I am a student, how do I show proof when applying for a membership?

You can email your school schedule, transcript, or screenshot of your schedule to members@rid.org.

I am no longer a student but am not a certified interpreter, what membership do I qualify for?

You qualify for an associate membership.

I did not receive my latest issue of VIEWS.

First, please verify that the address in your account is current and accurate, and that you have a current membership with RID. After you’ve done so, contact the Member Services department for help with your request.

I would like to change my status from Certified to Certified:Inactive or Certified:Retired.

Please contact the Professional Development department at cmp@rid.org.

Why should I become a member of RID?

Please visit our member benefits page to see the long list of reasons that being a member of RID is beneficial to you no matter what stage of interpreting you’re at!  Also, even if you’re not an interpreter, consider becoming a supporting member!

How old do you have to be to be considered a senior member?

55 years young! Please submit proof of age to members@rid.org or via fax at (703) 838-0454.

How do I find an interpreter or interpreting agency in my area?

You can search our directory at myaccount.rid.org by clicking the tab in the upper right hand corner labeled Directory.  Be sure to enter at least two search fields in order for the search to work.

What are the licensure/certification rules in my state?

Currently, there is no federal requirement for certification. Instead, each state sets its own standards, sometimes through laws and regulations, for interpreter qualifications. We have a state-by-state summary of regulations that can help you determine what the requirements are in your state.