Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) include activities that an interpreter/transliterator wishes to attend but which are not offered by an RID approved sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards and must have a specific format, educational objectives and purpose.

Benefits of Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities:

  • Makes almost any activity an opportunity to earn CEUs
  • Enables you to find activities suited to what you want to study

What Qualifies as a PINRA?

  • Audited college courses
  • Non-credit courses at an educational institution
  • Corporate trainings
  • Community education
  • Non-mandatory school district in-services
  • Organizational conventions/workshops


Detailed guide for completing a PINRA

Steps to Complete a PINRA

  1. Obtain information about the conference, workshop or seminar you want to attend.
  2. Contact an RID Approved Sponsor prior to the commencement of the activity. Keep in mind most sponsors have full-time jobs other than their work as sponsors. Please do not call a sponsor the day before an activity. You might be disappointed to find that the sponsor will not be able to sponsor that event for you.
  3. Sponsors will discuss the PINRA with you to determine whether it is CEU-worthy, which category the activity will fall (general studies vs. professional studies) and how many CEUs can be awarded for the activity. They will send you a PINRA form to complete. Please note, it is the sponsor’s right and responsibility to secure the necessary documentation from the CEU requestor to properly sponsor the activity according to the CMP Standards & Criteria.
  4. Attend the conference or seminar and collect the appropriate documentation. Send the sponsor proof of attendance once the activity is completed.