NMRID is the local chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), which recognizes interpreters as either certified or associate members.  Holding RID certification indicates that an interpreter has satisfied minimum standards of skills in signed language interpreting.  Because of the changing nature of the field of interpreting, certification testing frequently undergoes changes.  Please see RID’s website (RID.org) to see the most up-to-date information regarding certification testing and the certification maintenance program.