Membership Overview

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Membership Overview2019-02-05T15:56:52+00:00

How would you like to be apart of the largest nationwide network of interpreters?

Being a member of such a great organization is a passport to an enormous amount of information, ideas, people, and life long relationships all dedicated to the mission of excellence in interpreting.

RID has a growing diverse membership of over 15,000 members nationwide, including professional interpreters, transliterators, interpreting students and educators, organizational members and a host of others. In addition, the membership also encompasses individuals who represent the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing community and organizations that promote and support the mission and philosophy of the association. As well as a network of 55 affiliate chapters.

Following the RID Code of Professional Conduct and requirements outlined in the Certification Maintenance Program, RID members have gained a notable reputation in the interpreting profession.

Membership Benefits

RID members enjoy access to resources and information needed to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and issues in the field. To view the current member benefits please visit the Benefits page.

Additionally, 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