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, and products
  • Annual CEC discount code for Certified, Associate, and Student 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, and a searchable, archived article database.

When you receive your membership card in the mail, a letter will accompany containing the 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: