(Excerpted from rid.org)
The integrity of RID Certification requires a commitment to life-long learning.
The CMP is the vehicle used to monitor the continued skill development of certified interpreters. Certification maintenance is a way of ensuring that practitioners maintain their skill levels and keep up with developments in the interpreting field, thereby assuring consumers that a Certified interpreter provides quality interpreting services.
The CMP requires participants earn a minimum of 8.0 CEUs (80 contact hours) during each four-year certification maintenance cycle. Participation in the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) is required of all Certified members of RID, and retention of one’s certificate(s) is dependent upon successful completion of each CMP cycle.
CMP’s Mission aims:
- to ensure the quality and effectiveness of educational opportunities provided for certified members
- to establish standards for professional development
- to provide a framework for certification maintenance, which will guarantee full and fair participation for all certified members.
For complete information on certification maintenance, view the RID Certification Maintenance Program description.