A 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.
Inactive : Member who holds temporarily inactive certification, is not currently interpreting and has put their certification on hold. Members in this category 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 category are not considered currently certified and do not hold valid credentials.
RID membership follows an annual fiscal year cycle from July 1-June 30.
Purchase order paperwork for membership renewals that will be paid by a third party can be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for formal invoicing.
For those needing verification of prices for employers prior to remitting payment, download your personalized order summary from your RID member portal. This is the most accurate, quickest, and paperless way to provide verification of your membership cost.
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 business days after the application has been processed and/or renewed.
No refunds will be given if a request is made more than 2 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.
According to the RID Bylaws, an individual’s certification can be revoked for two reasons:
Suspension or expulsion as outlined in the policies and procedures manual (such as an EPS violation or non-compliance with CMP requirements)
Non-payment of dues.
Additionally, the Bylaws state that to remain in good standing dues must be paid by August 1st of each fiscal year.
With the requirement to remain current with membership dues to retain your certification, these governing guidelines are an important reminder about your obligation as it relates to the maintenance of your certification. To date, RID has been lenient in enforcing this policy.
As we continue to implement systems of efficiency and standards, RID will begin to enforce the guidelines as established in the Bylaws. Therefore, if dues are not paid on or before July 31, your certification will be terminated due to non-payment of member dues. As a result, you will be required to go through the reinstatement process, in order to get your certification back. To avoid revocation of your certification please plan to renew on or before July 31.
The power to effect change in this area lies with the membership. The connection to membership and certification has been an area of discussion over the years. To change the current structure, which ties current membership to certification maintenance, would require a Bylaws amendment, approved by two-thirds of the voting members.
Disability Income Coverage – What would happen to your income if you became sick or hurt and weren’t able to work? Protect your income in the event that you become disabled as a result of a sickness or injury and are unable to work. RID members can take advantage of a 15% association discount.
Dental & Vision Insurance – Affordable dental coverage is available for individuals and families, with the option to add vision coverage. You are free to use any dentist you wish, or you can use an in-network dentist for additional savings. The network has over 400,000 access points nationwide. Choose from several plans to meet your needs and budget.
Life Insurance – Affordable coverage with plans designed to meet your specific needs. Available plans include Term Insurance, Whole Life, Universal Life and others, with over 30 of the top companies to choose from. Let the licensed professionals at Association Benefit Services shop for the best coverage and the most competitive products and rates for you. Coverage is also available for spouses and children.
1. All information about your membership can be found in the Membership Details box on your portal page, including your expiration date. All memberships expire on June 30th of each year.
2. If you need to renew your membership, click the “My Orders” tab at the top right to submit payment for your member dues.
3. Always be sure that your member portal information is up to date to ensure you are receiving all communications and notifications from RID.
4. All information regarding your certification can be found in the “Certification Details” box including your certification beginning and end date, CEUs earned, and downloading documents such as a verification letter or your CEU Transcript.
5. You may view your education history on the right side of your portal, including previous transcript cycles.
6. Access exclusive RID Member Deals by clicking “Member Deals” on the right side of your portal.
RID’s purpose is to serve equally our members, profession, and the public by promoting and advocating for qualified and effective interpreters in all spaces where intersectional diverse Deaf lives are impacted.
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
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