Please submit to OKRID at least 10 days before you expect to start the following information:
The independent study is designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals who desire an alternative to traditional instructional activities. Independent study guidelines are provided by RID to sponsors. With guidance from the sponsor, participants can undertake a self-designed educational experience for the enhancement of skills and knowledge in a specific area.
Under the direction of the sponsor, individuals may design an independent study activity around many of their professional activities. However, independent study credit may not come from participants’ routine employment responsibilities.
What qualifies for an independent study?
Publications – writing articles for VIEWS, the Journal of Interpretation, or other publications
Mentorship – both being mentored and mentoring
Literature review – RID offers many publications that work for this option
Other options you may have in mind
Steps to Complete an Independent Study
Decide on the activity for which you wish to earn CEUs
Submit the required application form to the OKRID sponsor and discuss your ideas. The sponsor can help you work out a plan for what you would like to learn, the type of documentation required and the number of CEUs you can earn. You will be asked to respond in writing to a few questions to help map out what you will be doing.
The Sponsor will sign and approve the Independent Study Plan. You may now begin work on the activity (any work done before this point cannot earn CEUs). It is important to document your time and efforts while you work on your activity.
At the completion of the activity, send the OKRID sponsor your report, documentation and other information outlined in the Independent Study Plan. The sponsor will review the documentation to ensure that it meets the standards and goals agreed upon in the Independent Study Plan.
When satisfied that the project has been completed satisfactorily, the OKRID sponsor will complete an Independent Study Activity Report and post it to the RID database.