Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRAs) are activities an interpreter/transliterator wishes to attend which are not offered by an RID approved Sponsor. The activity must be sponsored by an organization with standards specific to its area of expertise. The activity must have a defined format and clearly identified educational objectives. If the application to interpreting is unclear, the application should provide a single page or more describing how attending the activity will improve the applicant’s interpreting work. PINRAs include but are not limited to: auditing a college course, non-credit courses at an educational institution, association or corporate trainings (e.g., American Bar Association, Teacher’s Union, and Social Work Association), school district in-service or an organization’s conventions/workshops. Administrative paperwork is processed by the Sponsor. NOTE: Participant must apply for approval from a Sponsor prior to the commencement of the activity. PINRAs should not be used for sponsor initiated activities or group activities.