Certification Maintenance Program Mission

The integrity of RID Certification requires a commitment to life-long learning.  It is the mission of the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) to ensure the quality and effectiveness of educational opportunities provided for certified members, to establish standards for professional development and to provide a framework for certification maintenance, which will guarantee full and fair participation for all certified members.  (Motion 96.07)

Associate Continuing Education Tracking Mission

It is the mission of the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program to promote professional advancement through a culture of life-long learning. (Motion 96.08)

Professional Development Committee Philosophy

Excellence in the delivery of interpreting and transliterating services is contingent upon the pursuit of life-long learning.    (Motion 96.43)

There are three major components of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) system for credentialing Interpreters and Transliterators:

  1. Certification (includes the demonstration of meeting knowledge, skills, and experience requirements with oversight by the Certification Committee (CC).
  2. Ethical Practices (enforcement of ethical standards among interpreters and transliterators) administered by the Ethical Practices System with oversight by the Ethics Committee.
  3. Certification Maintenance (through continuing education) with oversight of the policies and standards for the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) program by the Professional Development Committee.

Each of these components is essential to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of services delivered by Certified Interpreters and Transliterators.

In addition, the RID Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) and Associate Continuing Education Tracking (ACET) system are utilized by external organizations under contract with RID.

The RID CMP and ACET rely heavily on RID Approved Sponsors (hereafter, Sponsors) to provide appropriate opportunities for the advancement of individual professional competencies to all CMP participants.  This manual is designed to assist the Sponsor by outlining the requirements and responsibilities of all Sponsors.