Certification Maintenance Program: 
Processing Continuing Education Units

“Excellence in the delivery of interpreting services is contingent upon the pursuit of lifelong learning…The integrity of RID certification requires this commitment.”


ORID is an Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) approved Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) sponsor 

ORID members receive free processing of Continuing Education Unites (CEUs) through RID for:

  • Workshop Attendance of an ORID run activity

  • Academic Coursework (earned credit through college classes from an accredited institution) 

  • PINRA (participant initiated non-RID activities) - attending a workshop, conference or training that isn’t RID sponsored


For PINRA and Workshop Sponsorship CEUs, it’s necessary to get prior approval from a CMP sponsor. Academic Coursework can be submitted at any time during the CMP cycle without prior approval.


Academic coursework earns 1 CEU for each class credit on the quarter system and 1.5 CEUS for each class credit on the semester system. PINRAs earn .1 CEUs per hour of training.


Workshop Sponsorship:

  • Email cmp@orid.org for the Workshop Activity Plan form at least 45 days prior to the start of the workshop

Academic Coursework (AC):

Accepted at any time

  • Email cmp@orid.org for the AC form

  • Syllabus or course description and proof of accreditation of college or university

  • Copy of grade report or transcript showing a final grade of C or better

  • Cap: Credit for Academic Coursework shall be processed free of charge for 2 courses in any calendar year for current ORID members. For non-members and those requesting more than 2 courses, the charge is $40/course.


PINRA (participant initiated non-RID activities): 

  • Email cmp@orid.org for the PINRA form at least 15 days before the start of the event

  • Brochure, flyer or other information that shows topic, goals, agenda or hours of training

  • Proof of attendance- submitted within 7 days of the completion of event

CMP Coordinator :Tara Troup, NIC

A picture of Tara wearing a backpack and sitting amongst red roses, smiling at the camera.

Tara has been interpreting since 2009 after graduating from Western Oregon University's interpreting program. After having moved several times and living in a few of Oregon's great cities, Tara made the move to Portland in 2013 with plans to stay. She has been working primarily in the freelance and post secondary settings and enjoying the never ending variety that this work has to offer.

Tara is open to communication so please send any comments or questions you may have about the certification maintenance program, or anything else for that matter, her way. 

If you have CMP questions, you can reach Tara at: cmp@orid.org

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