Requesting CEUs for Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA)

At least 48 hours prior to the activity for SCRID members:

1. Choose the activity you want to attend.  As long as the activity is educationally beneficial to you as an interpreter, it can earn CEUs.   The activity does not have to pertain strictly to interpreting.  It can be a workshop, seminar, regional or national conference of another profession or a formal in-service training by an employer. If in-service training is mandatory for your job, the training cannot be used to acquire CEUs.  You cannot earn CEUs if you are working the activity, e.g., interpreting.

2. Complete the Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities form (PINRA).  Type in your name, using a different font on the signature line, to represent your official signature.  Send in the WORD doc and not a PDF.

Attach pertinent documentation from activity (that are PC compatible), such as, but not limited to:

a) Agenda

b) Program Book

c) Brochure announcing event along with its description

d) Presenter(s) bios

Once this information has been received, you will be advised of the Content Area (Professional Studies or General Studies) and the number of CEUs to be earned.

The PINRA form and supporting documentation must be received PRIOR to the start of the activity or CEUs will not be awarded.  Submit only PC compatible documentation.

3. Payment: If you are a SCRID or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter member, the cost of each activity is $25.00**, upon membership verification.  If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00 ** per activity.     **This payment is non-refundable. 

 (Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.)

Payment must be received before CEU’s can be awarded.

Click here to purchase PINRA CEUs

or you may send a check by mail.  Scroll down for address.

 
4. Attain a certificate of attendance or documentation such as an agenda or program book (of each event) signed by the presenter or organizer as proof of your attendance.  Your certificate may be made by you (sample certificate).  Please make sure the following are on it:
1)  Your name
2)  Presenter’s name
3)  Title of event/activity/workshop
4)  Dates of event/activity/workshop
5)  Start and end times (you cannot earn CEUs while on breaks and lunches)
6)  Signature of presenter or organizer

 

Or you may use one of these proof of attendance forms to assist you (these are not PINRA forms) which are to be signed upon completion and sent in to the CMP to be awarded your CEUs:

 

(a) If attending a workshop, please download and print: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B95qA9YjCfatRG9HWWtfVktaZnc/
(b) If attending a conference with multiple workshops, please download and print:
(c) If attending a class with multiple sessions, please download and print: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9VtpAGt7QlKank1a2ZsZDhKS3M

 

5. Submit (only PC compatible documentation) a copy of the above documentation to your Sponsor within 30 days of the completion of activity.  The Sponsor will then send your completed paperwork to the RID National Office.

SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

PINRA form and documents may be submitted by email at cmp@scrid.org

* Make copies of everything you send for your records.

Requesting Independent Study CEUs

Prior to the Independent Study

1. Decide on the activity for which you want to earn CEUs. Keep in mind that the Independent Study (IS) will require you to answer questions such as What and Why you want to do the activity? What are your specific goals? How will you accomplish these goals?  How will you show what you have learned?  How much time will the activity involve?  Click here for Bloom’s Taxonomy a list of measurable verbs.  These types are verbs are needed when explaining what are your specific goals.

2. Complete, sign and return the Independent Study Plan (ISP) form by email or mail.  Type in your name, using a different font on the signature line, to represent your official signature.  Send in the WORD doc and not a PDF.   We will discuss your ideas and number of CEUs to be earned. A maximum of 2.0 CEUs can be awarded for each Independent Study.  Independent Study CEUs are not calculated on 1:1 ratio, 1 contact hour ≠ 0.1 CEU.  The time involved are more in line with 2 or 3 contact hours = 0.1 CEU.  The CEUs earned on the project will be determined by the CMP Sponsor.

3. Payment: If you are a SCRID or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter member, the cost of each Independent Study is $25.00**, upon membership verification. (Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.) If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00** per Independent Study. Make checks payable to SCRID or pay online by credit card. Scroll down for address.    ** This payment is non-refundable.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

Click here for payment

 

During the Independent Study

4. AFTER your Independent Study has been approved, you may begin your work. Your project must be completed within twelve months from the date of approval.

5. When you are actually doing the activity, you must LOG (dates/times) and JOURNAL (describe what you did). The LOG documents your time and assists in determining the number of CEUs you have earned. The JOURNAL documents your efforts and will show what you accomplished during each session.  If you use any handouts, include copies of them when you submit your supporting Independent Study documentation.

Upon completion of the Independent Study

6. Submit your supporting documentation, all information pertinent to the IS noted in your Independent Study Plan. Upon receiving your documents they will be reviewed to ensure that it meets the standards and goals agreed upon in your ISP. In addition, the CEUs and content areas will also be re-evaluated and updated if necessary. Once the review process has been completed, the paperwork will be filed with RID.  Submit only PC compatible documents.

7. Keep copies of everything for your records.

SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

If you have any questions, or for Affiliate Chapter members, please contact the CMP Chair.

Requesting CEUs for Your Workshop

Pre-Workshop Requirements

STEP 1: Requesting CEU Approval

The following is required no later than 45 DAYS BEFORE the the date of your workshop takes place.

Send to: SCRID CMP Chair.  Late paperwork will not be processed.

  1. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Sponsor Form which is filled out by the hosting entity.
  2. Continuing Education Activity Plan – Instructor Form which is filled out by the presenter.

Educational Objectives: Must be measurable. VIEWS has published an article describing how to write Educational Objectives.  Click Bloom’s Taxonomy list of measurable verbs to download the verbs.

Evaluation & Assessment: Describe how you will assess the participants that you succeeded in teaching your Educational Objectives, use measurable verbs.  RID has an evaluation form in which you are welcome to use.  If you have your own, that is acceptable too.  Just send in a blank copy for our records.

Instructor Resume/Bio/Vitae: is sent as an attachment with the documentation.

Agenda & Handouts for the workshop (Agendas are needed to calculate CEUs) (Sample Agenda)

Requirement: The following information is needed to calculate CEUs – will there be any breaks, and if so how many and how long.  In addition, if there is a lunch and/or dinner, how long is the lunch and/or dinner.  CEUs are earned when the participant is in contact with the presenter.  Breaks/lunch/dinner are considered non-contact time with the presenter and are deducted from the total workshop time.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

 

STEP 2: Promotional Materials 

Promotional Materials for the workshop must be submitted and approved. Promotional materials MUST include the following:

  • Event info: title, address, contact person’s name/telephone number/email address/website URL
  • Start date(s)/end date(s)
  • Start time(s) and end time(s)
  • RID CMP and/or ACET logos (depending on which credits you will offer)
  • SCRID Logo
  • Information on educational objectives of activity
  • Refund and cancellation policy.  It is acceptable to print contact info to learn of these policies rather than the entire policy.
  • Target audience as described in the Sponsor Form
  • Solicitation request for reasonable accommodations
  • No partial CEUs will be awarded
  • The following paragraph: “SCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This [Professional Studies OR General Studies] (CMP Sponsor will say which one it is) program is offered for (insert # of CEUs) CEUs.  Participants need (pick one: Little/none, Some, Extensive, Teaching) prior knowledge of this topic.”    SCRID CMP Sponsor will determine the number of CEUs to be awarded.

Submit only PC compatible documents.

 

STEP 3: Payment for workshop Sponsorship

$25.00 for SCRID member or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter Member (upon verification); $50.00 for non-SCRID member**

(Affiliate Chapter members should contact the CMP for processing payment.)

Payment must be in place before processing the paperwork can begin.

 

Click here to purchase CEU Processing for Your Own Workshop

Or send check to the SCRID CMP Committee (scroll down for address)

**This payment is non-refundable

 

 

STEP 4:  Blank Certificate of Attendance will be provided to you from SCRID.

        However, you may create your own, but it must include the following: (Sample Certificate)

1) RID CMP and/or ACET logos, and SCRID Logo  (provided by sponsor)
2) Activity Number (provided by sponsor)
3) Full title of event
4) Date of activity
5) Beginning and Ending Time
6) Number of CEUs awarded (determined by sponsor)
7) Presenter Name(s) and a place for a signature
8) “RID Approved Sponsor: Southern California Registry of the Deaf (SCRID)”

A copy of your created Certificate must be sent in for approval.

 

Due to the processing time to review the documents, please send them all in one email.  Thank you.

 

Post-Workshop Requirements

STEP 5:  Post Workshop

The following is required no later than 30 DAYS AFTER the workshop is completed.

a) Participants should fill this out at the END of the workshop to verify attendance. NO partial CEUs will be awarded.
b) CEUs will only be given to participants whose correct membership number appears on the form. [November 2005 RID VIEWS, page 28]
c) If there are multiple presenters and each presenter wants CEUs for presenting the workshop, then each presenter must sign an Activity Report form.
d) Mail the ORIGINAL Activity Report Form to the address listed below.

 

STEP 6: Submit Program Evaluation Summaries

  •  Program Evaluation Summary including all comments from the RID Evaluation Forms must be emailed to the SCRID CMP Chair at cmp@scrid.org.  Do not send in the original filled out Evaluation form.
  • You may use RID Evaluation form, or create your own.  If you created your own, then a blank copy of your evaluation form used at the conclusion of the workshop must also be mailed or emailed to the SCRID CMP Chair at cmp@scrid.org.
  • RID forms and procedures are subject to change without notice.  Along with this, SCRID’s procedures will change to reflect RID requirements.  Please contact the SCRID CMP Approving Sponsor to verify how these changes will affect you and your organization and to obtain the new forms and/or new procedures.

 

 

Note:   SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

IMPORTANT:  Keep copies of everything you mail to SCRID.

 
cmp@scrid.org

CEUs for Academic Coursework

STEP 1. Verify CEU Eligibility

Academic Course must be taken at an institution accredited by the Council for High Education Accreditation(CHEA). You need to verify your institution’s accreditation.  Once on the webpage, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “I Agree.” Then enter your institution’s information.

STEP 2. Contact SCRID for Sponsorship

This is to secure an agreement to process the paperwork for the course.  Be sure to discuss the Content Area for which you are applying (Professional Studies or General Studies) and how many CEUs will be earned.

The course does not have to pertain strictly to interpreting.  It can be a course in Linguistics, Business, Psychology, Social Work, etc.  As long as the course is educationally beneficial to you as an interpreter, it can earn CEUs for you.

1.5 CEUs per credit hour for a course taken in a semester session.

1.0 CEUs per credit hour for a course taken in a quarter session.

 The course must be taken during your current cycle.

 

STEP 3. Complete the Academic Coursework Activity Report form

Complete, sign, and return the Academic Coursework Activity Report form by email to cmp@scrid.org . Submit only PC compatible documentation. Type in your name, using a different font on the signature line, to represent your official signature.  Send in the WORD doc and not a PDF.  

Attach the following required documentation:
  • Documentation that the college/university is accredited through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Course outline, syllabus, and/or catalog
  • Term type (found in course catalog or class schedule – semester or quarter)
  • Copy of the transcript showing completion of course grade of :

            “C” (2.0) or above for undergraduate courses
            “B” (3.0) or above for graduate courses

Submit Payment:

If you are a SCRID or RID Region V Affiliate Chapter member, the cost of each Academic Course is $25.00*, upon membership verification.  If you are not a member, the cost is $50.00** per course.             **This is non-refundable**             

 

Checks also accepted. Scroll down for mail-in address.

 

Please note that payment must be received before CEUs can be awarded.

Click here to purchase Academic Coursework CEUs

 

Once the above documents and payment are received, your Sponsor will send the completed paperwork to the RID National Office.  Submit only PC compatible documentation.

SCRID is audited by RID to determine if RID’s procedures/guidelines are adhered to for approving workshops/events.  Failure to pass the audit would result in SCRID losing sponsorship.  We ask you keep this in mind as we work together to gather information for sponsorship.

Make copies of everything you send for your records.

 
For any questions or comments, contact:  SCRID CMP Chair