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RID Membership Dues

Join or Renew Your Membership Today!

Your 2020 dues renewal payment is due by June 30, 2019

Those who prefer to submit their application via mail, membership applications are available below:
Membership Application
Organizational Membership Application

RID has membership categories that span the interpreter’s career. Whether you’re exploring your possibilities or are a seasoned veteran, joining RID will provide resources that move you forward!

Please browse our membership categories below, click on a category to see its description:

Membership Category

Dues/Fees

Certified Member

$180
Senior Members (55+) $120

Certified Inactive/Retired

$44

Associate Member

$150
Senior Members (55+) $100

Student Member

$35

Supporting Member

$35

Trial Membership

$15

Organizational Membership

 $180

Certified Member

Member who holds a valid certification accepted by RID, is in good standing, and meets the requirements of the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP).


Certified Inactive/Retired

Inactive : Member who holds temporarily inactive certification, is not currently interpreting and has put their certification on hold. Members in this categories are not considered currently certified and do not hold valid credentials.

Retired : Member who has retired from interpreting and is no longer practicing. Members in this categories are not considered currently certified and do not hold valid credentials.


Associate Member

Member engaged in interpreting or transliterating, full-time and part-time, but not holding certification accepted by RID. Members in this category are enrolled in the Associate Continuing Education Tracking Program (ACET).


Student Member

Member currently enrolled, at least part-time, in an interpreting program. Student members must provide proof of enrollment every year. This proof can be a current copy of a class schedule or a letter from a coordinator/instructor on school letterhead. Student membership does not include eligibility to vote.


Supporting Member

Individuals who support RID but are not engaged in interpreting. Supporting membership does not include eligibility to vote or reduced testing fees.


Trial Member

Receive a one-year subscription to VIEWS as an introduction to RID. Trial membership does not include any other benefits or member discounts.


Organizational Member

Organizations and agencies that support RID’s purposes and activities.

Refund Policy

  • If an individual requests to terminate their membership prior to their payment being processed by RID, then RID will simply not process the payment for that application. The applicant will not forfeit any funds.
  • If an individual requests a refund after their membership application or renewal has been processed and/or renewed, that person will receive a refund of their membership dues and fees minus a $25.00 processing fee.
    • An individual may request a refund no more than two days after the application has been processed and/or renewed.
    • No refunds will be given if a request is made more than 3 days after the membership application/renewal has been submitted/processed.
  • If a third party(ie employer, agency, etc) pays membership dues and fees on behalf of an individual, the member is responsible for maintaining good standing with the organization. We recognize that members who are afforded this benefit may wish to remit payment to maintain good standing, and then request refund post third party payment of their membership dues and fees. In this instance, RID HQ may work one-on-one with you.
  • All members are susceptible to the same refund policy

If your certified membership has lapsed, please click here for more information

For any further questions, please contact the member service department:

Email: members@rid.org
VP: (571) 384-5163
Voice: (703) 838-0030