Academic Coursework

Academic Coursework Guidelines

*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves or for workshop participants. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

Steps to receive CEUs for Academic Coursework

Academic coursework is the only program that does not require prior approval from a CMP sponsor.

  1. Complete the Academic Coursework form
    1. Open RID’s instructions to complete the form here
    2. Paper form for reference only: Academic Coursework
    3. You will need
      1. Course syllabus
      2. Official transcript showing a grade of “C” or better was obtained in that class.
    4. Upload documentation as instructed in the form
  2. Complete payment if required (Members receive 1 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $10. Only purchase if you have exhausted your yearly benefit.)
  3. Work with CMP sponsor to determine:
    1. Number of CEUs
    2. Type of CEU – Professional Studies or General Studies (a written statement may be required if trying to get PS for a class that does not fit the PS definition as set forth by RID.)
  4. Complete all steps before the end of the member’s cycle.
**Note on Paper forms: While you can opt to use paper forms to gather the necessary information, you will need to convert this to a digital format or transfer the information to the correct online form. This will expedite the processing of the credits. Do not submit scanned, handwritten forms as you will be asked to re-submit digitally and this will delay the processing of your credits.**

CMP Processing Fees

Individuals

PINRA:   Members receive 3 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $10 / Non-members $20

Independent Study: Members receive 1 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $10 / Non-members $20

Academic Coursework: Members receive 1 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $10 / Non-members $20

**Members: only purchase processing if your annual benefit has been exhausted**

Workshops & Conferences

Workshops: Organizational members receive 6 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $25 / Non-members $75

Conferences: Will be negotiated on a case by case basis

**Members: only purchase processing if your annual benefit has been exhausted**

*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves or for workshop participants. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) Sponsor

UTRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education.

CMP processing is one of the many benefits of UTRID membership. Members enjoy complimentary and discounted processing fees. View our processing fees.

Please submit all required information for your request to be processed in a timely fashion. Missing data will slow processing.

 

Host a workshop with approved CEUs by completing a Continuing Education Activity Plan

PINRA Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities – Include activities that an interpreter/transliterator wishes to attend but which 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. (note: PINRAs should not be used for sponsor initiated activities or group activities.)

Independent Study Plan – Activities include research, curriculum development, or enhancement projects, study groups, developing effective mentoring strategies or evaluation rubric or the preparation of scientific/clinical materials for publication

Academic Coursework – Awarded for Academic Coursework taken from an accredited institution during the participant’s current cycle.

If you would like to present a workshop for UTRID, please complete the Presenter Application

For questions or help completing the forms, please email CMP.utrid@gmail.com

Sample Forms  (Registration, Check-in, Evaluation, Certificate, Activity Report form)
**Note on paper forms: While you can opt to use paper forms to gather the necessary information, you will need to convert this to a digital format or transfer the information to the correct online form. This will expedite the processing of the credits. Do not submit scanned, handwritten forms as you will be asked to re-submit digitally and this will delay the processing of your credits.**
*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves or for workshop participants. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

PINRA (Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity)

*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

Steps to complete a PINRA and receive CEUs

  1. Review RID’s guidelines on PINRA qualifications (Note: PINRAs should not be used for sponsor initiated activities or group activities.)
  2.  Complete payment if required (members: only pay if your member benefits have been exhausted, 3 per year)
  3. Complete the PINRA form online BEFORE attending the event (45 days minimum)
    1. For instructions, open RID’s Detailed guide for completing a PINRA in a separate window.
    2. Here is the Paper form for reference only
    3. Upload supporting materials such as event description, conference agenda, learning objectives, flyers, brochures, etc
    4. Please submit all required information for your request to be processed in a timely fashion. Missing data will slow processing.
  4. Work with the CMP Sponsor to determine:
    1. Number of CEUs and if they are Professional Studies or General Studies
    2. How to prove attendance / participation
  5. Attend the Event
    1. Photograph certificates or other attendance / participation verification materials as agreed upon with the CMP Sponsor
  6. Complete the online PINRA Completion form  within 10 days of event.
    1. Upload photos of attendance / participation verification materials as instructed
**Note on Paper forms: While you can opt to use paper forms to gather the necessary information, you will need to convert this to a digital format or transfer the information to the correct online form. This will expedite the processing of the credits. Do not submit scanned, handwritten forms as you will be asked to re-submit digitally and this will delay the processing of your credits.**

 

Independent Study Plan

*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves or for workshop participants. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

Steps to receive CEUs for Independent Studies activities

  1. Contact the CMP sponsor to approve the plan before proceeding.
  2. Complete the Independent Study form.
    1. Upload supporting materials such as event description, lesson plan, agenda, learning objectives, flyers, brochures, etc
    2. Paper form for reference only: Independent Study Plan
  3. Submit payment if required (Members receive 1 per year as a benefit of membership, each additional is $10. Only purchase if you have exhausted your yearly benefit.)
  4. Work with the CMP Sponsor to determine:
    1. Number of CEUs and if they are Professional Studies or General Studies
    2. How to prove attendance / participation
  5. Complete Independent Study as outlined
    1. Obtain/maintain verification materials as agreed upon with the CMP Sponsor
  6. Submit attendance/ participation verification materials to the CMP Coordinator within 10 days of the event
**Note on Paper forms: While you can opt to use paper forms to gather the necessary information, you will need to convert this to a digital format or transfer the information to the correct online form. This will expedite the processing of the credits. Do not submit scanned, handwritten forms as you will be asked to re-submit digitally and this will delay the processing of your credits.**

Continuing Education Activity Plan Sponsor Form

*Those using UTRID as a CMP sponsor have responsibilities they must adhere to in order to get CEUs for themselves or for workshop participants. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities or to follow UTRID’s guidelines may lead to the inability to get CEUs.*

Steps to host a workshop with approved CEUs

**Do not advertise the event as eligible for CEUs before the flyer/workshop has been approved.**

  1. Submit payment if required (Organizational members receive 6 workshops processed as a benefit of membership)
  2. Complete the Continuing Education Activity Plan form at least 45 days before the event (note: UTRID has combined the Continuing Education Activity Plan form and the Instructor form submission to streamline our process)
    1. You will need:
      1. Organizer name and contact info
      2. Course Title, Date, Times
      3. Instructor name, Bio, Headshot, and media that will be used
      4. Course Description, Objectives and how you will evaluate student learning
      5. Promotional Materials(Flyers, posters, etc)
        1. Review UTRID’s requirements for promotional/advertising materials here: Promotional/Advertising Requirements
      6. Certificate of Completion – Create your certificate
      7. Please submit all required information for your request to be processed in a timely fashion. Missing data will slow processing.
  3. Advertise your event after approval from the CMP sponsor
  4. Print several copies of the QR Page to show to attendees UTRID Evaluation QR
  5. During your event:
    1. Follow the educational objectives submitted.
    2. Collect attendee information by providing the link and QR code to attendees for Evaluations
      1. Attendees are not required to answer the questions on the evaluation, they can skip all but the title and date of the activity.
      2.  After submitting the Evaluation Form, Attendees will see a link to request credit for the workshop.
      3. Attendees should not be permitted to request CEU/CEH credit if they missed over 25% of the activity.
      4. Only the attendees who complete the request form will get CEUs, the CMP Coordinator cannot honor requests to modify the Roll after it has been submitted.
      5. CEUs will not be granted if attendees leave their RID number blank or if their details are not an exact match to their profile on the RID membership database.
    3. Distribute (Paper or electronic) Certificates of Completion to attendees
    4. You can view the evaluations and the list of attendees who completed the forms here: Workshop Evaluations and CEUS
  6. Complete the online Activity Report Form within 10 days of the event.
    1. This will include
      1. Activity Title
      2. Activity ID
      3. Instructor RID# if they would like CEU/CEH credit
      4. Roster/Roll (gathered electronically)
      5. Evaluations & Comments (gathered electronically)
    2. If the Activity Report Form is not submitted to the UTRID CMP Coordinator, then the attendees will not get CEUs/CEHs.

Paper Continuing Education Activity Plan Sponsor form for reference only

Paper Instructor Form for reference only

Paper Activity Report Form for reference only

**Note on Paper forms: While you can opt to use paper forms to gather the necessary information, you will need to convert this to a digital format or transfer the information to the correct online form. This will expedite the processing of the credits. Do not submit scanned, handwritten forms as you will be asked to re-submit digitally and this will delay the processing of your credits.**

Workshop instructors / coordinators who repeatedly do not follow these guidelines may be asked to seek a different CMP sponsor.

Promotional Requirements for Workshop Flyers

To provide a reliable basis for participants to select continuing education activities that meet their personal learning objectives, all promotional media, outreach and material for activities offering RID CEUs are required to have:

  1. The RID CMP, ACET, and UTRID logo. Copies of the logos are provided and may be reduced or enlarged to fit the design of the promotional materials.
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  2. The following paragraph:
    UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.  This [Content Area] program is offered for [#] CEUs at the [Knowledge Level] Content Knowledge Level.
  3. Information on the educational objectives of the activity. This information may take a variety of formats and depth of detail.
  4. Information on the refund and cancellation policy of the Sponsor. It is acceptable to print a link or Internet address identifying contact information, applicable registration policies, and all other registration information rather than the entire policy. Example: https://utrid.com/cancellation-and-refund-policy/
  5. The target audience, as described in the Continuing Education Activity Plan. Example: ASL Students and Interpreters of every skill level are invited to attend
  6. A statement soliciting requests for reasonable accommodations from potential participants. Example: Requests for accommodation will be submitted during the registration process. Example 2: To request an accommodation, please contact (name, email, phone).
  7. A statement identifying the policies on non-discrimination and promoting an environment mutual respect and free from bias. Example: (Your Organization) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.