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Overview of the ACET

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RID’s Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program is a vehicle through which the continued skill development of RID Associate members is documented to demonstrate the individual’s commitment to and participation in the field of interpreting.

The purpose of the ACET program is to document and track the CEUs earned for the fiscal year by interpreters successfully completing learning activities approved by RID sponsors.

There are NO CEU requirements to maintain your Associate member status or participation in the ACET program.

When an associate member becomes certified, the CEUs earned in the ACET program do not transfer over to fulfill the CMP requirements. However, the ACET fees are credited to the CMP program through the end of the current fiscal year (at which time the newly certified interpreter becomes responsible for paying CMP fees).

The Role of RID Approved Sponsors

RID’s Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program relies on RID Approved Sponsors to provide appropriate educational activities for participants. These activities can be group activities, such as workshops, lectures or conferences, or independent study activities, such as mentoring and self-study.

Organizations, agencies, affiliate chapters and individuals seeking to be Approved Sponsors must complete an application. This was developed by the RID Professional Development Committee (PDC). In addition, the PDC reviews and makes determinations on all applications.

Sponsors are monitored regularly to ensure that their activities are of high quality and meet the needs of the program and the participants.

Who Participates?

All RID Associate Members are enrolled in the ACET program.

Tracking of activities begins once the dues and fees are received for the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Why Participate? 

  • Provides documentation for state requirements
  • Demonstrates commitment to the profession
  • Provides official documentation of continuing education efforts, which may prove useful in response to job postings and/or job advances
  • Can be utilized as an organization tool in maintaining records in an easy and accurate fashion.


Wondering what the benefits of joining ACET are? Read below for comments from actual ACET participants.

“For me the ACET program is a big luxury for a small price. I am a very busy woman who keeps all my certificates in one place. But to have a tracking of my workshops helps me keep things in order for resumes and (keeps me) professional.