Academic Coursework

RID Requirements

CEUs may only be awarded for Academic Coursework taken from an accredited institution during the participant’s current cycle. This accreditation must be recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or in the U.S. or the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education in the European Union. Any other institution must be reviewed by the Professional Development Committee. Successful completion is defined as receiving at minimum a letter grade of “C” (2.0) or pass for pass/fail courses. NOTE: If the participant is auditing the course or taking it through the continuing education office of the institution, they should contact a Sponsor to complete a Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity Plan.  

How to Apply

Step One:

Choose the course you want to attend at an accredited college or university. 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!

Understand how many CEUs may be awarded for your coursework. The standard formula for determining the number of CEUs per course is as follows:

  • 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.

Step Two:

Complete the Academic Coursework  Form below. The following items are required:

1. Course outline / description

2. A copy of the official transcript showing successful completion of the course with a grade of “C” or higher (2.0 or higher).

3. Proof that the college/university is accredited through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).  Please visit to obtain this information. You will receive a copy of the information you submit at the email you provide in the form.  Wait for GaRID to email you with your Academic Coursework approval.

Please click here to fill out our online application

GaRID CMP will  respond via email with an approval or request for revision or more information. Please allow us one week to review your submission.  If you have not heard from us after one week, please e-mail us at  

Step Three:

Once you have been notified of your Academic Coursework approval, pay for your processing fee using the link below.

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