Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities (PINRA) Definition
Participant Initiated Non-RID Activites are activities that bring new information into the field and are a way of documenting innovative educational programs. PINRAs 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.
Benefits of Participant Initiated Non-RID Activities:
- Makes almost any professional development activity an opportunity to earn CEUs
- Enables you to find activities suited to what you want to study
What Qualifies as a PINRA?
- Audited college courses
- Non-credit courses at an educational institution
- Corporate trainings (non-proprietary in nature)
- Community education
- Non-mandatory school district in-services
- Organizational conventions/workshops
Step to Complete a PINRA
- Obtain information about the activity you wish to attend
- Fill out a PINRA form
- Obtain supporting materials such as event description, conference agenda, learning objectives, flyers, brochures, etc
- Submit the form and supporting materials to Alyssa Vaisey before the event you wish to attend
- Work with Alyssa to determine the number of CEUs, which type they will be, and how you will prove attendance
- Once approved, attend the event and obtain previously agreed upon materials to prove your attendance
- Submit the materials to Alyssa and your CEUs will be entered onto your transcript within 45 days
Things to Consider
- Keep in mind most sponsors have full-time jobs other than their work as sponsors.
- Please do not call a sponsor the day before an activity. You might be disappointed to find that the sponsor will not be able to sponsor that event for you.
- When using a PINRA for General Studies CEUs, it should be for activities that enhance the interpreter's base of general and world knowledge for the purpose of furthering their professional development.
- Sponsors will discuss the PINRA with you to determine whether it is CEU-worthy, which category the activity will fall (general studies vs. professional studies) and how many CEUs can be awarded for the activity.
- Please note, it is the sponsor’s right and responsibility to secure the necessary documentation from the CEU requestor to properly sponsor the activity according to the CMP Standards & Criteria.
- See RID.org for more information