Submit your reinstatement request to the Certification Department (firstname.lastname@example.org). A completed application includes the reinstatement request from along with all supporting documentation attached, altogether. Documents submitted in a piecemeal fashion will not be reviewed.
Please note that the Certification Department has gone paperless. Documents mailed to HQ will not be reviewed.
- Certification Reinstatement Request Form
- Must be filled out, signed, and notarized. You can submit a scan or photo of your document.
- How do I find a notary near me?
- You can do a Google search for a notary public office near you, and if you have questions you can contact them for further information. There may also be an online notary option, depending on the state you are in.
- If the revocation reason was failure to pay membership dues by July 31st, use this form.
- If the revocation reason was failure to comply with the CEU requirement, use this form.
- A letter of recommendation from a current certified member in good standing
- What should the letter include?
- The letter should be a (fairly) generic recommendation and state why the author believes you should be reinstated (they can speak to you being an asset to the interpreting community and/or anything else they want to include).
- CEU documentation
- Required documentation: CEU transcript print outs and/or certificates of completion
- Documentation must clearly state: participant’s name, activity name/number, date activity was completed, number of CEUs earned, content area of CEUs, RID sponsor’s name, etc.
- ALL applicants for reinstatement must earn CEUs toward reinstatement, regardless of the reason for revocation.
- CEUs earned for reinstatement, or while the certification was revoked, do not count toward certification maintenance requirements (CMP cycle).
- Professional Studies (PS) CEUs for certification reinstatement must be earned between the date the certification was revoked and the date you submit your completed certification reinstatement request.
- A detailed explanation of why you should be considered for certification reinstatement
RID reviews the application (please allow a 3-5 day standard review time) and notifies you via email as to whether all documentation requirements have been met.
After all required documents have been received, RID will email you payment instructions. Payment options include the following:
- Pay online via your member portal.
- Pay via phone with a credit/debit card.
Please note that the Certification Department has gone paperless and is no longer accepting anything mailed to HQ. Anything mailed to HQ will not be not be reviewed or processed, and will be shredded.
For certifications revoked for non-payment of membership dues by July 31st: Reinstatement fee ($100) plus any lapsed dues.
For certifications revoked for failure to comply with the CEU requirement: Reinstatement fee ($300) plus any lapsed dues.
Once you have completed payment, please notify us so we can continue with processing your request.
*Note that RID’s processing time does not affect the reinstatement “effective date,” which is the date that all of the requirements for reinstatement are received – typically the payment date.
Reinstatement request is processed. Please allow a 7-10 business day standard processing time from the date all requirements were received. Once your reinstatement request has been processed in our system, you will be emailed an official reinstatement letter.
- When can I start to earn CEUs toward my CMP/certification cycle again?
- Any CEUs earned as of your reinstatement “effective” date (the date that all of the requirements were received which is usually the date your payment was received) can be counted toward your current CMP/certification cycle, even if RID has not yet emailed your official reinstatement letter.