As the national organization representing the interpreting profession, RID aims to provide its members with the benefits and services that demonstrate the association’s commitment to the growth of the profession as a whole as well as to each and every individual member.

Membership in RID is more than just benefits and conferences. It is being affiliated with the profession on a national level and having a direct connection to other interpreters.

Below is a list of member benefits (see below for list of organizational member benefits)

  • Subscription to VIEWS, RID’s quarterly newsletter, as well as monthly e-mail updates such as RID e-NEWS .
  • Eligible for reduced certification testing fees (associate, student or certified members only)
  • Journal of Interpretation (free for certified and associate members)
  • Discounts on all RID publications, products and annual CEC discount code for members who maintain good standing
  • Discounts on RID’s biennial conference registration
  • Voting privileges (certified and associate members only)
  • Leadership opportunities to help shape RID and the interpreting profession by serving on committees, councils and task forces
  • Access to exclusive discounts through our partner; MemberDeals
  • Access to members’ only online benefits, including VIEWS online, a searchable article database, and a personal listing on the searchable database for interpreters

When you receive your membership card in the mail, you will receive a letter with complete explanations and contact information for the various programs offered to RID members. Should you have further questions, please contact

More often today, professional liability insurance is a requirement for being hired. Your membership gives you unique access to the following:

Liability Insurance for RID Individual Interpreters:

  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Worker Compensation/ Workman Compensation Insurance

Liability Insurance for Interpreting Agencies

  • Professional/ General Liability Insurance
  • Worker Compensation/ Workman Compensation Insurance

Contact Gary Meyer at 866.371.8830, e-mail: or go to:

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Disability Income Coverage – Protects your income in the event you become disabled as a result of sickness or injury and are unable to work. RID members can take advantage of a 15% association discount.

Dental & Vision Insurance – Affordable dental coverage for individuals and families, with the option to add vision coverage. You are free to use any dentist or you can see an in-network dentist for additional savings. Choose from several plans to meet your needs and budget.

Life Insurance – Affordable term and Universal Life insurance. In most cases, coverage is available without an exam or blood-work. Additional coverage is available for spouses and children.

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Contact Gary Meyer at 866.371.8830, e-mail: or go to:

Car Insurance Opportunity:


Today, more than ever, it truly pays to be a member of RID.  GEICO and RID have worked together to bring you an exclusive savings opportunity on car insurance.  Contact GEICO today to receive your free quote.  New GEICO policyholders report average annual savings of $500 and you could save more when you mention your RID affiliation.  And once you’re a GEICO policyholder, you’ll receive prompt, professional service 24/7.  GEICO is also able to help you find great rates on homeowners, renters, umbrella and even motorcycle coverage.  Take advantage of your RID discount and find out how much GEICO could save you!

Legal Shield:

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Everyone deserves legal protection. And now, with LegalShield, everyone can access it. No matter how traumatic. No matter how trivial. Whatever your situation, LegalShield is there to help. From real estate to divorce advice, identity theft and beyond, they have your rights covered. In addition to legal services, you can get the experts on your side with the Identity Theft Shield plan. Services include access to your credit report (or consumer credit disclosure), consultations, expert restoration and more. Welcome to total peace of mind. Welcome to LegalShield.  More information is available at

Organizational Member Benefits:

  • Listing on the RID online directory with a link to your website or your preferred email address
  • Subscription to the quarterly VIEWS magazine and e-News
  • A plaque to display, along with plates for each year of membership
  • Member prices on RID products and publications purchased by the organization
  • A 10% discount on advertising in the VIEWS
  • Discounts on exhibiting fees for RID biennial conferences
  • Discounts on conference registration fees and testing fees for up to three individuals per year
  • Discounts on job postings posted on the RID website
  • One complimentary individual membership – the individual must be a NEW member of RID
  • Access to Professional/General Liability Insurance- DHH Insurance:
  • Access to Worker Compensation/Workman Compensation Insurance –

Check out our Member Services Frequently Asked Questions!