The PDF study packets available are designed so you can download and print them out. They also have the appropriate forms filled out to initiate an independent study. All you need to do is contact an approved sponsor through RID’s CMP/ACET program who handles independent study. To locate an approved sponsor, visit RID’s searchable database.
A note on CEUs for the study packets:
The CATIE Center estimates the activities contained in the PDF files are worth 1.2 CEUS. You may submit it as written to an RID approved sponsor or customize it to earn more or less. In our experience, the more you customize an independent study to areas that interest you the more likely it is that you will complete the work. You are encouraged to add additional features to this study plan in order to reach the maximum possible 2.0 CEUs.
Examples of possible customized activities might include:
- An internship
- A more in-depth reflection paper
- Further research on the topic
- A combination of these.
The number of CEUs this independent study might earn can only be determined through negotiation with your CMP sponsor. Your first step is to contact your sponsor and discuss your plan.
To learn more, visit the Independent Study Options page.