Notice: RID has announced that a moratorium will be placed on new applications for CLIP-R Certification. For more information about the moratorium, please see this FAQ.
Holders of this conditional permit have completed an RID-recognized training program designed for interpreters and transliterators who work in legal settings, and who are also deaf or hard-of-hearing. Holders of this conditional permit are recommended for a broad range of assignments in the legal setting. This credential has been available since 1991
Candidates are eligible for CLIP-R Certification if they are a current RID CDI or RSC Certified member, meet the experience requirements, have the proper letters of recommendation, and meet RID’s educational requirement.
CLIP-R Certification Requirement
*Please note no substitutions can be made to these requirements
- You must be a certified member, in good standing, holding either the RSC or CDI.
- Must meet RID’s current educational requirement of an Associate degree or an approved Educational Equivalency Application.
- Attach letters of recommendation from two RID certified interpreters in good standing. At least one letter must be from an SC:L certified interpreter. The other can be from a CI and CT, CSC, CDI, NIC, or NAD.
- Attach verification of at least 150 hours of training and/or mentoring as a legal interpreter. If you are unable to have all of your 150 hours in legal training or workshops, you must have a minimum of 120 hours of legal interpreter training and up to 30 hours of mentoring in a legal setting with an interpreter, in good standing, who holds either the SC:L or CLIP-R. Verification must be in the form of RID CEUS (preferred) or legal trainings, or workshops. A certificate of completion or letter from the trainer/presenter/mentor must indicate the date, location, and duration of the training/mentoring.
CLIP-R Paper Application
*CLIP-R applicants will receive e-mail notification of processing approximately 2-4 weeks after RID receives the paper application.