The application process to become an RID Approved Sponsor is temporarily unavailable.

RID Approved Sponsors are a vital part of the Certification Maintenance Program and Associate Continuing Education Tracking system. They provide members an avenue to maintain their currency and competence through continuing education. The application is available for anyone who would like to apply.For more information about the role and basic responsibilities of an RID Approved Sponsor, please visit CMP Sponsor Information.

RID Approved Sponsors can provide up to four different activities that include Sponsor Initiated Activities, Participant Initiated Non RID Activities (PINRAs), Academic Coursework, and Independent Studies. Our current list of RID Approved Sponsors represent over 40 states across the nation and includes Interpreting Training Programs, Interpreting Service Agencies, State Commissions, individuals and RID Affiliate Chapters. By opening up the application process, our goal is to expand the pool of RID approved continuing education content.

The responsibilities of an Approved Sponsor are extensive, you will serve as a designated gatekeeper to ensure that educational programming meets the stringent requirements of the RID CMP Standards and Criteria (S&C). Prior to investing time an energy responding to the online application process, you must gain familiarity with the CMP/ACET system and the Approved Sponsor role. The application is lengthy, however you will have the option to save what you complete and come back to it at a later date. Be advised you are being judg