FRID Membership

As a Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (FRID) member, you will be supporting a statewide effort to initiate, sponsor, promote, and execute policies and activities that will further the profession of interpreting and transliterating. 

New Members Only

Important Dates

July 1 -- New FRID fiscal year, RID Membership renewal due

July 31 -- FRID Membership expires

Aug 1 -- Renew your FRID membership!

Current Members -- Log-In/View Profile to Renew

Questions

Membership Committee Chair
MembershipChair@fridcentral.org   

To become a member of RID, visit Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)


New Members

Our membership cycle runs from August 1- July 31. FRID membership dues are non-refundable. 

All FRID membership payments must be made online. We do not accept any checks or cash payments.

Renewing Members

The official renewal period is during the month of AUGUST each year.  DO NOT apply as a New Member if you are renewing your membership. 


How to Renew Membership
Login with your email and password, click on "View Profile," then click on "Renew until 20xx." 
You may also "Edit your Profile" at any time.  Be sure to select any information that you would like to show in the online Member Directory and click "Save" at the bottom.

If you were a Pre-Certified Associate Membership during this past fiscal year, but have since become RID Certified, please contact the Membership Chair (membershipchair@fridcentral.org) who will change you from an Associate Member to a Certified Member.  This can take place either before or after you renew your membership.

Dual Membership Requirement for RID

Anyone who wants to be a voting member of FRID, must be a member in good standing of one of the voting member categories AND must maintain membership with RID.  This dual membership is required by both the FRID Bylaws and the RID Bylaws.

Member Benefits

  • FRID Membership Card
  • Reduced registration fee for the FRID conference/regional workshops
  • Leadership opportunities to serve on a committee or task force
  • Opportunities for networking and collegiality
  • Online payment option FRID conference registration
  • Voting privileges for Nationally Certified/Pre-Certified Associate Members
  • Free individual CEU processing for Associate/Certified Members
  • Listing in the FRIDOonline Member Directory
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Access to employment opportunities
  • Active involvement in state legislative matters
  • Membership fees may be used as a deductible business expense
    (See IRS.gov for details)

FAQs

  • MEMBER PROFILE CONFIDENTIALITY
    Your first name, last name, and interpreting credentials automatically appear in your Member Profile in the Member Directory. Out of respect for your right to privacy, all other personal information is set, by default, AS PRIVATE. If you would like more information to show, log in and click on View Profile > Edit Profile > Access by Others > radio buttons for email address, phone number, etc. 
  • MEMBER SUBSCRIPTIONS
    When you log in as a member, aside from being able to Edit Profile and set Access by Others, you can also check the box for Subscriptions. By default, you are currently subscribed to receive event reminders, e-newsletters, messages from administrators, and other important notifications. If you no longer want to receive such information, log in and deselect subscriptions. We encourage you not to do so however, as the weekly FRIDay Flash contains important and relevant information, and we don't want you to miss anything! Email blasts will be kept to a minimum.
  • MEMBERSHIP CARD
    The FRID Membership Card is automated, and it can be found in your member portal. The information on the card automatically populates, so please be sure your information is input as you want it to appear on your card. 
  • UPDATE EXISTING DETAILS
    You can log in and update your profile at any time, including change of name or address. 
  • FRID DIRECTORY DISCLAIMER
    The Directory Listing Text in the Public Member Profile is reserved for FRID related information (DSA Recipient, Board Member, etc.), not for Individual Members to use for personal narratives or professional advertisements. A new field has been added to the database, so Individual Members can check “Yes” to be listed as an Independent Contractor. Organizational Members have the option to check Independent Contractor or Interpreter Agency and are entitled to use the Directory Listing Text, as one of the benefits of an Organizational Membership.

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