Interpreters are responsible for keeping their own CEH records and reporting them to UIP within the required certification renewal/recognition cycle. All CEH must be accrued during the cycle year to count toward renewal. Professional and Master level Interpreters who do not satisfy the CEH requirements may fill out a One Time Extension form.
Novice, EIPA, & CUEDinterpreters are required to complete 20 CEH's annually.
Professional level interpreters are currently required to complete 60 CEH's in a three (3) year cycle. *Once the current cycle ends UIP will transition to 80 CEH's in a four (4) year period.
RID/NIC/NAD certified interpreters must comply with RID’s professional development requirements. For more information go to the RID website: http://www.rid.org/
How to Earn CEH's
All CEH’s must be PRE-APPROVED two (2) weeks before the activity. CEH approval will NOT be given after the event takes place. The only exception to pre-approval is UIP or RID sponsored workshops. For CEH approval fill out the Workshop Approval for Interpreters form.
A minimum of 90% of CEH's must be professional studies related to:
- Linguistic and cultural studies – the study of any language or linguistic system and the study of any specific culture.
- Theoretical and experiential studies – the process of interpreting and transliterating theory and skill-building activities.
- Specialization studies – specialized aspects of interpreting used in settings such as legal, medical, mental health and substance-abuse recovery fields.
A maximum of 10% of CEH's must be general studies related to:
- Human service and leadership studies – topics such as leadership skills, public relations, public speaking and community resources.
- General knowledge studies – areas less obviously related to the field of interpreting and transliteration but are educationally beneficial to the participant.
Activites that are NOT approved CEH's:
- Board/Committee activities
- Professional service delivery
- Lunch, dinner, socials, or entertainment
- Activities that are part of one's routine job responsibilities (i.e., inservice or work-related training meetings)