Certification Maintenance Program

The Certification Maintenance Program of RID was established to ensure our certifications retain value and guarantee quality with members who stay current on the latest theories, strategies, and techniques.

TRUE-BIZ ASL is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities and we are able to sponsor all four types of CEUs: Workshops & Conferences, Academic Coursework, Independent Study, and Participant Initiated None-RID Activities (PINRAs). RID has a limited number of staff members who process CEUs, therefore they rely on sponsors throughout the country to process CEU paperwork.

RID has a well developed set of guidelines that govern the acceptance of CEUs.  TRUE-BIZ ASL is subject to regular audits to ensure we are upholding the membership-driven requirements and maintaining excellence with our CEU sponsorship. Help us help you! Submit your forms far enough in advance so that we can ensure you have all the needed documentation for your CEUs, and to ensure that you have filled out the documents properly. Our work hours vary, especially around the holidays. Therefore, our timelines are designed to ensure we have sufficient time to review your forms and submit  them to RID on time.

Rates for processing CEUs vary by the type of CEU requested.

Don’t know which type of CEU to apply for? Simply email cmp@truebizasl.com or see RID’s handy guide for examples and criteria.

Our forms will be posted online soon. Until then, just email us to get whatever you need. We look forward to working with you!

TRUE-BIZ ASL PROCESSES THE FOLLOWING

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WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

Hosting a workshop or conference for interpreters? We can process your CEUs! Conference processing and pricing is based on availability of the sponsors, please contact cmp@truebizasl.com for more information.

We need the following forms from you:

  • Sponsor Form
  • Instructor Form
  • Sample Certificate

DEADLINE: Submit to True-Biz ASL 45 days before the event.

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ACADEMIC COURSEWORK

Taking college courses for credit? A typical college semester course earns 4.5 CEUs, don’t miss out!

We need the following from you:

  • Proof of Accreditation
  • AC Request Form
  • Course Description
  • Registration
  • Transcript

DEADLINE: Submit to TRUE-BIZ ASL before the end of your current CEU cycle.

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INDEPENDENT STUDY

Do you want to create your own learning opportunities? Wanting to delve into recent publications in the field? Have a specific area of interest but can’t find a workshop that fits your needs?

An Independent Study might be just what you need. We can help you process the CEUs!

DEADLINE: Submit to TRUE-BIZ ASL 10 days before you expect to start.

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PINRA

Attending a workshop or conference that isn’t RID approved? You may be able to earn CEUs! We will need the following information from you:

  • PINRA Request Form
  • Activity Description
  • Activity Agenda
  • Instructor Bios

DEADLINE: Submit to TRUE-BIZ ASL 10 days before the event.

HOW MUCH WILL MY CEUs COST?

  • Workshops
  • $10 +
    per workshop
  • Workshop pricing is reduced when the same workshop is offered again within 12 months.

  • Academic Coursework
  • $50 +
    per course
  • Please contact cmp@truebizasl.com for more information.
  • Independent Study
  • $50 +
    per independent study
  • Please contact cmp@truebizasl.com for more information.
  • PINRAs
  • $25 +
    per PINRA
  • Please contact cmp@truebizasl.com for more information.

Workshops

Are you looking for a sponsor to get CEUs for a workshop you are presenting? Are you hosting a conference? TRUE-BIZ is here to help! Please see the information below to get you started. Questions? Contact cmp@truebizasl.com!

TRUE-BIZ offers workshop processing pricing is $50 for the initial workshop and $16 for repeats within 12 months

PRE-WORKSHOP CHECKLIST:
At least 45 days before the workshop, submit all materials in the checklist below to cmp@truebizasl.com for review. Please see our FAQ below on this paperwork.
RID Sponsor Form
Instructor Form
Receipt of payment to TRUE-BIZ ASL (forward the email or send a screenshot)
All workshop advertisements
Sample Certificate of Attendance
Sample Evaluation Form

POST-WORKSHOP CHECKLIST:
Within 10 days after the workshop, submit all materials as specified in the checklist below to cmp@truebizasl.com.

Activity Report Form
Electronic Activity Report Form
Evaluation Summary
Instructional Materials

Sponsor & Instructor Forms:

Complete all sections of the RID Sponsor Form and the Instructor Form, except for the activity number which will be assigned upon approval.

For help with creating workshop objectives, visit the RID website at www.rid.org.

Evaluation & Summary:

Attendees must be given the opportunity to evaluate a workshop after it is complete. Submit a copy of the evaluation form distributed to attendees, or you may use RID’s standard evaluation form. A tally and summary of the evaluations must be provided on the Evaluation Summary form.

If you’d like information on how to set up electronic evaluations, contact us at cmp@truebizasl.com

Certificate of Attendance:

Workshop hosts must provide attendees with a certificate of attendance. You may create your own, or use this Sample Certificate of Attendance. If you choose to create your own certificate of attendance, it must include:

Title of the workshop
Name of the Participant
Date & Time of the workshop
Name of the Sponsor
Activity Number (You will get this when your workshop is approved)
Number and category of CEUs.

Activity Report Forms:

All attendees must sign-in on an attendance form. RID provides a paper sign-in Activity Report Form (ARF). If you choose the paper sign-in sheet, you must transfer this data by entering it into the RID Electronic ARF, and submit both to the sponsor. If you’d like more information about the RID Electronic ARF, contact us at cmp@truebizasl.com

Tip: Require attendees to enter their e-mail address on the ARF or Electronic ARF in case there is any incorrect or missing information.

Advertising Materials:

Submit all advertising for approval before you begin to advertise.

Advertisement Criteria:
RID CMP and ACET logos.
Your refund and cancellation policies
The number & type of CEUs (e.g., 2.5 PS CEUs)
This statement: TRUE-BIZ ASL is an RID approved Sponsor of Continuing Education Activities.
Your target audience & content level
A statement of reasonable accommodations
Non-discrimination statement and notice of safe learning environments
A summary of the learning objectives
Bio for the presenter(s)

Instructional Materals:

Provide a copy of ALL instructional materials used during the workshop. This includes: a detailed workshop agenda, presentation notes, powerpoint slides, handouts and other resources distributed to attendees. This is to ensure the educational validity of the event.

Academic Coursework

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) in the U.S. or the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education in the European Union.. 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.

CEU Equivalency for Credit Hours:

Semester = 1.5 CEUs/credit hour (i.e., a 3 credit course = 4.5 CEUs)

Quarter = 1 CEU/credit hour (i.e. a 3 credit course = 3.0 CEUs)

An Academic Coursework application must be submitted BEFORE the end of the CEU cycle in which the coursework was taken. Keep in mind that every member’s cycle ends on a December 31st and the end of the year is high volume for our volunteers processing paperwork.  TRUE-BIZ appreciates submissions of transcripts as they are earned.

1. Fill out the Academic Coursework form below

2. E-mail the following to cmp@trubizasl.com:

  • Proof of Accreditation of the Institution. (you may search the institution at www.chea.org, under ‘databases and directories’ and submit a screen shot)
  • A PDF of the course description (syllabus). Please label with the word Syllabus and the Course Number, for example: Syllabus – INT 736.
  • A PDF of your course registration including the date and times.
  • A PDF of your transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable, but must include grade and number of credit hours.

independent Study

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.

An Independent Study application must be completed and approved BEFORE the start of the event. At least 10 days advanced notice is appreciated. Applications may be approved with less than 10 days’ notice, however, this is not a guarantee.

Types of activities that may be considered (not exhaustive):

      • Original research
      • Developing course instruction materials
      • Publications
      • Study Groups
      • Mentorships
      • Literature reviews
      • And more!

1. Fill out the Independent Study request form

2. E-mail the following to cmp@truebizasl.com

      • An idea of what you would like to learn
      • The sources you will be learning from (books, website, mentors, tutors, etc.)
      • The type of documentation of work you will submit.

3. Get approval from the sponsor on an plan.  When applying for an independent study, the more thought out your plan is, the easier it will be to approve. There is no set template, and the criteria is determined on a case-by-case basis by the sponsor.

4. Submit evidence of completion.   All time spent working on the Study needs to be documented, and must be submitted within 12 months of your start date.

PINRAs

Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRAs) include activities that an interpreter wishes to attend, but 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 (for credit courses, please visit the academic coursework page), non-credit courses at an educational institution, corporate training, community education, non-mandatory school district in-services, and organizational conventions/workshops.

A PINRA application must be completed and approved BEFORE the start of the event. At least 10 days advance notice is appreciated. Applications may be approved with less than 10 days’ notice, however, this is not a guarantee.

1. Fill out the PINRA request form.

2. E-mail the following to cmp@truebizasl.com

      • A detailed copy of the event description. For a conference with multiple sessions, a description of each session is required
      • Presenter bios or other information to show that the instructor is appropriately knowledgeable
      • A detailed agenda that shows the date, time, and schedule
      • A copy of your registration
3. Get approval from the PINRA coordinator for:
      • The number and type of CEUs
      • What type of proof of attendance you will proffer
      • To begin the activity.
4. Submit proof of attendance within 30 days to cmp@truebizasl.com