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RID Digital Credentialing

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

How to add your Credly badge to your smartphone wallet:

  1. Login to the Credly website on your phone (not your computer or laptop).
  2. Click on the badge you want to add to your phone’s wallet.
  3. Click on the Share button that appears and scroll down to the bottom and select Wallet.
  4. Select Add to the Wallet and Credly will take you to your badge.
  5. You will see your name and the expiration date. Verify these are correct.
  6. Select Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
  7. Your badge is now added to your phone’s wallet!