The Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) is the vehicle used to monitor the continued skill development of certified interpreters.

You may begin earning RID CEUs for your new certification cycle any time on or after your certification start date. (Your certification start date is the Results Sent date shown in “View Your Exam History.”  To see your exam results, please click on “Download Score Report.”  This PDF document will automatically downloaded to your computer.)

RID Approved CMP Sponsors process your continuing education activities, which you can monitor through your online RID member account. You can access your transcript at any time by logging in to your member account at  and clicking on “Download CEU Transcript” or clicking “View Your Education History.” Please note that it can take up to 60 days for CEUs to be added to your transcript. If 60 days have elapsed since your CEU-earning activity and your CEUs from the event are still not posted on your transcript, please fill out the CEU Discrepancy Report form.

Maintain current RID membership by paying annual RID Certified Member dues

Meet the CEU requirements of the RID Certification Maintenance Program (CMP)

CMP CEU Requirements:

8.0 Total CEUs with at least 6.0 in PS CEUs
(up to 2.0 GS CEUs may be applied toward the requirement)

*If your certification cycle began on or after 1/1/2019, the PPO CEU requirement is in effect for you – please see this page for more information.

SC:L’s only–2.0 of the 6.0 PS CEUs must be in legal interpreting topics
SC:PA’s only–2.0 of the 6.0 PS CEUs must be in performing arts topics

Follow the RID Code of Professional Conduct

Power, Privilege, and Oppression CEUs: At the 2015 RID National Conference in New Orleans, a member motion was made that each cycle, 1.0 of the required 6.0 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs be related to topics of Power, Privilege, and Oppression (PPO). The motion was passed with the support of 64% of the membership.

Certification cycles end December 31 of the fourth year from the start date of a certified members certification cycle. At the completion of the certification cycle, the certification maintenance requirements must be met. To verify when the certification ends, log into the member portal and the certification start and end date will be listed. If a certified member feels they may not be able to meet the CEU requirement for certification renewal, they may submit a certification cycle extension request form.

If you believe you will not meet the CEU requirement for cycle ending December 31, 2023, a one-year, once-in-a-lifetime Certification Cycle extension may be available for those who submit a Certification Cycle Extension Request form.

The extension request must be submitted to the Professional Development Department via the online form by December 31, 2023, to avoid a late fee of $100. If you have received an extension in the past, a reinstatement will need to be requested. For more information, please visit Certification Reinstatement.

RID Headquarters will begin processing 2023 extension requests on September 1, 2023. Once an extension request has been approved it cannot be rescinded or canceled.

IMPORTANT: An extension does not delay the end date of the next certification cycle—the extension cuts into the following cycle.  The new certification cycle will begin the day after the CEU requirement for the extended cycle has been satisfied.  For this reason, it is good to complete the CEU requirement as quickly as possible to allow as much time as possible to earn the next cycle’s CEUs.

RID reserves the right to revoke certification based on any of the following grounds:

  • Failing to meet Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) requirements
  • Divulging RID examination contents
  • Attempting to take the exam for another person
  • Cheating on an RID examination
  • Violating the RID Code of Professional Conduct
  • Misusing an RID credential
  • Pleading guilty, nolo contendre, or being found guilty of financial offenses, physically violent offenses or offenses involving misrepresentation or fraud

Any active certified member not satisfying the requirements of the certification maintenance program by the end of his/her cycle will cease to be certified.

Certified: Inactive status is for certified members who are not currently interpreting. They are not required to meet the CEU requirements while on Certified: Inactive status. In order to maintain this status, Certified: Inactive dues must be paid annually and the certificant cannot be working as an interpreter. Click on the above link to submit your request to become Certified: Inactive.

Certified: Retired status is for certified members, age 55 or older, who are retiring from interpreting work. They are not required to meet the CEU requirements. In order to maintain this status, Certified: Retired dues must be paid annually and the certificant cannot be working as an interpreter. Click on the above link to submit your request to become Certified: Retired.

For more information, click here or contact the Professional Development Department at

RID Certified members who decide to voluntarily relinquish the RID certification(s) they currently hold are required to submit a completed, signed and notarized form. To learn more about the eligibility requirements or to submit your request to voluntarily relinquish the RID certification(s) you currently hold, click here.

For more information, contact the Certification Department at

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Summary Sheet

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Certification Cycle Extension Request Form

An extension may be available for those who submit this form.