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. 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.)
  3. 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
  4. Work with the CMP Sponsor to determine:
    1. Number of CEUs and if they are Professional Studies or General Studies
      1. An Independent Study is weighted differently because the learning process is more self-discovery and is developing as the process unfolds. Consider how much time you will devote to this study and how it should be weighted for CEU value.

        The RID CMP follows the guidelines identified by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

        A maximum of 2.0 CEUs can be earned for each project, however it is up to the applicant to outline the work and study that will be included as part of the independent study plan in order to earn the credits they are contracting to for.

        A typical independent study for 2.0 CEUs will require 40-60 hours of time invested by the I.S. applicant.  (Larger projects may be broken into components and filed as separate independent studies earning up to 2.0 CEUs for each.)

      2. CEUs are not a 1:1 ratio, but typically 2-3 hours of work for each .1 CEU credit.
    2. How to prove attendance/participation
  5. Complete the 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.**
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