Membership Overview

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Membership Overview2018-04-24T06:13:10+00:00

Do you want to be a part of the largest network of interpreters nationwide? Then RID membership is for you!

Membership in RID is a passport to a world of information, ideas and people who are dedicated to the mission of Excellence in Interpreting.

RID has a growing national membership of more than 16,000 and growing professional interpreters, transliterators, interpreting students and educators. This includes individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, hard-of-hearing and organizations that promote and support the mission and philosophy of the association. RID also supports a network of 58 affiliate chapters.

RID members have gained a solid reputation in the interpreting field because of the standards to which they are expected to adhere, following the RID Code of Professional Conduct as well as the professional development component required for maintaining certification.

Membership Benefits

RID members receive many benefits, both personal and professional. Join RID and help promote the profession of interpreting. To view the current member benefits please visit the Benefits page.

Members have the opportunity to take advantage of scholarship programs, state and local affiliate chapters and leadership opportunities through RID’s committee structure.

What is Membership?

Membership in RID is more than just benefits and conferences. It is being a part of the only national, professional organization that represents the needs and concerns of interpreters. Through RID’s committee structure, members are offered the opportunity to become involved in addressing the concerns of today as well as helping to shape the growth of the profession as a whole. RID has a variety of committees, councils and task forces on everything from Professional Standards and Certification Council to Video Interpreting and Professional Development.

Please note: In order to be a voting member of the RID, you must be a Certified or Associate member in good standing, as well as a member of an affiliate chapter.

Where are RID members?

Map updated 11/3/2016


Map updated 11/3/2016


Map updated 11/3/2016