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Earn RID CEUs

Associate and certified members of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) must pursue career-long learning. RID members participate in and earn continuing education units (CEUs) for learning events that align with RID's Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). The ASLIS department is an approved RID CMP Sponsor and can approve, verify, and award CEUs to RID members.

" " Email submissions to carrie.woodruff@unco.edu

" "Visit RID to learn more about CEUs


  • Academic Coursework

    " "Academic coursework are CEUs awarded for college credit.

    " " CEU Fee = $50

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    • College credits from an accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
    • Earn a minimum of "C" (2.0) or above
    • Earn the college credits and RID CEUs in the same CMP cycle

    " " If you are planning to take a class and will not receive college credit (i.e., auditing the course or taking it as continuing education through the institution), a PINRA should be completed prior to starting the class.

     The Process for Academic Coursework " "

    Everything can be submitted together after the course is complete, or you can submit the form first and the two additional documents later.

    • Submit your payment.

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    • To pay by credit card: call Sherry Schriver at 970-351-1060 (8:00 - 5:00 pm Mountain).
    • To pay by check: mail to UNC/Dept. of ASL & Interpreting Studies, McKee Hall Box 106, Greeley, CO  80639. (Payable to UNC and put RID CEUs in the memo) 
    • The ASLIS department will review the submission for successful completion and then submit your CEUs to RID.
  • Independent Study

    " "Independent Studies are CEUs awarded for a learning activity that is designed by you with input from the ASLIS Sponsor. 

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    CEU Fee = $100

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    • CEUs must be approved prior  to starting the plan; no retro CEUs for completed or in-progress plans
    • Maximum of 2.0 CEUs awarded per plan

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    • Example Independent Studies: research, initial curriculum development, study groups, independent reading, mentoring, or preparation of scientific/clinical materials for publications, and more

     The Process for Independent Studies " "

    Your form will be reviewed and input offered as needed. You will need to resubmit the form after incorporating feedback

    The ASLIS Sponsor reserves the right to adjust the number of CEUs to be awarded. Some Independent Study plans use methods of educational delivery that do not lend itself to easy translation of 1.0 CEU for every 10 contact hours. 

    • You will complete the Independent Study as outlined in the form while also keeping a log of your time.

    • Submit 1) the list of products outlined in the form and 2) your time log to the ASLIS department (email: carrie.woodruff@unco.edu).

    • Submit your payment.

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      • To pay by credit card: call Sherry Schriver at 970-351-1060 (8:00 - 5:00 pm Mountain).
      • To pay by check: mail to UNC/Dept. of ASL & Interpreting Studies, McKee Hall Box 106, Greeley, CO  80639. (Payable to UNC and put RID CEUs in the memo) 
    • The ASLIS department will review the submission for successful completion and then submit your CEUs to RID.
  • PINRA

    " "PINRAs are CEUs awarded for activities not offered by an RID approved sponsor.

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    CEU Fee = $25

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    • PINRA means Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities
    • CEUs must be approved prior  to starting the activity; no retro CEUs for completed or in-progress activities
    • Activities must be sponsored by an organization with specific known standards, format, educational objectives, and purpose

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    • Example PINRAs: auditing a college course, non-credit courses at an educational institution, corporate trainings, community education, school district in-service, and more

    The Process for PINRAs " "

    • Fill out the PINRA Form.

    • Submit 1) the form and 2) documentation of the upcoming activity (i.e., the brochure/flyer, registration form, agenda, and so on) to the ASLIS department (email: carrie.woodruff@unco.edu).

    Your form will be reviewed and accepted after all necessary information is provided.

    • You will attend the event and obtain proof of attendance/completion (i.e., certificate). 

    • Submit your proof of attendance/completion to the ASLIS department (email: carrie.woodruff@unco.edu).

    • Submit your payment.

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    • To pay by credit card: call Sherry Schriver at 970-351-1060 (8:00 - 5:00 pm Mountain).
    • To pay by check: mail to UNC/Dept. of ASL & Interpreting Studies, McKee Hall Box 106, Greeley, CO  80639. (Payable to UNC and put RID CEUs in the memo)
    • The ASLIS department will review the submission for successful completion and then submit your CEUs to RID.
  • Workshops

    " "Workshops are CEUs awarded for learning opportunities developed and presented for group instruction.

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    CEU Fee = $75
    (up to 25 participants)

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    • Fee will increase with more than 25 participants
    • Workshops can be hosted by the sponsor or co-sponsored with an outside organization or individual
    • One contact hour = 0.1 CEU; 1.0 CEU = 10 contact hours
    • Instructors can earn the equivalent General Studies CEUs once during the cycle for each activity presented

    The Process for Workshops" "

    Your forms and materials will be reviewed and accepted after all necessary information is provided. The Sponsor will work with the activity's contact person to improve the documentation and get approval.

    " " Workshops should be submitted 45 days (or more) prior to the learning activity. Workshops submitted with less than 30 days will not be processed.

    • Prepare additional (paper or electronic) documentation prior to the workshop:
    • Host workshop:
      • Participants seeking RID CEUs must sign-in using the form created
      • Collect individual evaluation forms and summaries
      • Pass out certificates (can be done upon request)

    • Submit 1) handouts, 2) the sign-in form, 3) a blank copy of the certificate, 4) a blank copy of the individual evaluation form, and 5) the summary of all evaluations to the ASLIS department (email: carrie.woodruff@unco.edu).

    Do not send the individual evaluation forms, only the summary of the evaluations is needed by the Sponsor.

    • Submit your payment.

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    • To pay by credit card: call Sherry Schriver at 970-351-1060 (8:00 - 5:00 pm Mountain).
    • To pay by check: mail to UNC/Dept. of ASL & Interpreting Studies, McKee Hall Box 106, Greeley, CO  80639. (Payable to UNC and put RID CEUs in the memo) 
    • The ASLIS department will review the submission for successful completion and then submit the participants' CEUs to RID.

" " Missing CEUs?

If there are missing CEUs or information on your RID transcript that is inaccurate, you needs to contact the Sponsor that approved the activity to troubleshoot.