RID CEU Processing Through PCRID
PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities. PCRID
individual members receive complimentary CEU processing for independent
studies, academic coursework, and PINRAs as part of their membership
benefits. PCRID processes the following:
For examples and criteria to understanding which type of CEUs you are applying for, see this handy guide from rid.org. For more details see the RID Standards and Criteria. Keep in mind most sponsors have full-time jobs other than their work as sponsors. Please do not contact a sponsor a day or two before an activity. You might be disappointed to find that the sponsor will not be able to sponsor that event for you. (rid.org)
Workshops/Conferences CEUs, presented for group instruction are processed by PCRID. Examples include workshops, seminars, conferences, and teleconferences.
Prior to the Workshop:
The following 4 items must be submitted for processing and approval of sponsorship to email@example.com no later than 45 days prior to the workshop:
1. Receipt of payment (please pay below)
NOTE: PCRID will not begin processing your request until your fee has been paid. For the fastest processing please send your receipt of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you receive it.
2. Sponsor Form
NOTE: leave the activity number blank
NOTE: Educational Objectives describe what participants should be able to do as a result of taking the workshop. Click here for help writing your objectives.
4. Advertising materials
NOTE: An advertisement for the workshop must include the following information:
At the close of each Workshop:
Each participant is required to fill out an evaluation form, and must be awarded a certificate of attendance. Workshop hosts may use the RID Evaluation Form and Sample Certificate (below) or create their own.
NOTE: All information on the sample is required to be on the certificate.
Upon completion of the Workshop:
Hosts must submit the following documentation no later than 10 days after the workshop to email@example.com. Members cannot earn CEUs until this documentation is received.
For any questions about hosting a workshop or conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The independent study is designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals who desire an alternative to traditional instructional activities. With guidance from a sponsor, participants can undertake a self-designed educational experience for the enhancement of skills and knowledge in a specific area. A sponsor may decline to sponsor an activity at the sponsor’s sole discretion. (rid.org)
To apply for an independent study, please fill out this form IS REQUEST. With direction from PCRID, individuals will design an independent study activity. Independent study activities can be designed around many professional activities. However, Independent study credit may not come from participants’ routine employment responsibilities. For examples of independent study activities, see the Standards_and_Criteria, page 20.
Prior to starting an activity, fill out the form IS REQUEST. This form will help you to develop a plan for the activity, asking questions including the following:
After submitting the form, the Sponsor will contact you to discuss the activity. The sponsor may ask you to complete multiple forms for a large project with multiple parts. After the form(s) have been approved you may begin work. NOTE: Make sure to document all of your time and work while completing your independent study. Each independent study must be completed within a 12-month period. For any questions, contact the Sponsor at email@example.com.
Upon completion of your independent study, submit all agreed upon documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEUs may be awarded for coursework for college credit taken at an accredited institution during the participant’s current CMP cycle. Accreditation must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Successful completion is defined as receiving a minimum letter grade of “C” (2.0) or above. CEUs can be processed retro-actively, as long as it is taken and completed within the participants’ current CMP Cycle. If the course is offered during a semester, the number of CEUs equals 1.5 per semester credit (i.e. a 3 credit course = 4.5 CEUs). If the course is offered during a quarter, the number of CEUs equals 1 per quarter credit (i.e. a 3 credit course = 3 CEUs). (rid.org)
For any questions regarding Academic Coursework processing, please contact email@example.com.
Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRAs) include activities that an interpreter wishes to attend but which are not offered by an RID approved sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards and must have a specific format, educational objectives and purpose. This includes audited college courses, non-credit courses at an educational institution, corporate trainings, community education, non-mandatory school district in-services, and organizational conventions/workshops. (rid.org)
To complete a PINRA, fill out the online PINRA form, and submit the following documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the start of the event. At least 10 days advance notice is appreciated; applications may be approved with less than 10 days notice, but this is not a guarantee. Applications will not be approved without all appropriate documentation submitted prior to the event.
Upon completion of the event, proof of attendance must also be submitted to email@example.com. Depending on the nature of the event, the proof of attendance may vary. Please discuss this with the Vice CMP manager prior to the event. This documentation must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the event.
For any questions regarding PINRA processing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop prices are divided into initial and repeat offerings of the same workshop within 12 months.
*Same workshop within 12 months
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We thank you in advance for your cooperation!