Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf


Every even year, TRID districts elect representatives to serve a two year term. According to our bylaws, in order to qualify, an officer must

A. Hold RID recognized certification. If a district is unable to put forth a District Representative candidate from their respective district that is certified the district may petition the Board of Directors for a temporary waiver of the certification requirement. Any waiver of the RID certification requirement, if granted by the Board of Directors, will expire at the next election of District Representatives. 

B. Be a member in good standing with RID and TRID or other state affiliate chapter for at least one (1) year and a resident of Tennessee for at least six (6) months immediately prior to nomination to office. (Bylaws, Article 4 Section 4)

Please see the responsibilities of this position in Article IV: Section 3:B:6.

Please email nominations to  the TRID Secretary. (tnridsecretary@gmail.com)

The call for nominations begins August 19, 2020 and ends October 3rd, when the list of qualified nominees will be shared with the executive board. A ballot will be ready online October 10th, and voting will close 30 days later (November 9th).

TRID stands in solidarity with Deaf/Hard of Hearing people and our colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). We denounce racism, oppression, discrimination, bigotry, and white supremacy in all forms.  We condemn the violent responses to peaceful protests across the nation and around the world

 The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain and hundreds of other Black people by law enforcement must stop. Black Lives Matter.

 Working to reveal and dismantle racism and oppression is a lifelong work for all of us. It is work that must start within ourselves, continue to our communities, and reshape our systems. We commit to that ongoing work.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the TRID board has created a discount code for new or renewing members for the 2020-2021 calendar year if you need it. We recognize the financial strain possible for some of our members during this time. Your TRID board wants to respond and provide options to ease that strain.

If you are a new TRID member or a renewing member you may select the option that best suits your situation.  There are 3 options. Join or Renew Membership

TRID Mission Statement

The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. promotes excellence in the delivery of interpreting services among diverse users of signed and spoken languages through professional development, networking, advocacy, and standards.

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