RID Digital Credentialing
The Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf (RID) is now partnering with Credly to provide interpreters with digital credentialing. The credentials contain a digital badge with verified metadata that describe the interpreter’s qualifications and the process required to earn them. According to a statement from RID, “Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted, and can be easily verified in real-time.”
The Registry for Interpreters of the Deaf posted a press release to announce their partnership with Credly and their new digital credentialing initiative. You can find more information here.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Your digital badge can be attached to emails, shared on LinkedIn, and added to your smartphone’s wallet.
- While on LinkedIn, be sure to follow our page so you can receive DSU updates and connect with other interpreters.
- The Credly app is free and you will not be charged for digital credentials.
- You can manage security settings for your digital badge on the Credly app. This allows you to keep your badge private if that is your preference.
- RID is no longer offering the option of physical membership cards.
- If a business or organization requires physical proof of certification you can bring a copy of your verification letter to prove that you are a certified RID member.
- You can find tutorials and answers to frequently asked questions at support.credly.com.
How to add your Credly badge to your smartphone wallet:
- Login to the Credly website on your phone (not your computer or laptop).
- Click on the badge you want to add to your phone’s wallet.
- Click on the Share button that appears and scroll down to the bottom and select Wallet.
- Select Add to the Wallet and Credly will take you to your badge.
- You will see your name and the expiration date. Verify these are correct.
- Select Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
- Your badge is now added to your phone’s wallet!