Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2018     Views: 246

Please follow these directions to obtain an RIA Checkpoint ID.

Please Note: Student IDs automatically expire on August 1st and January 1st.  If you need access beyond that point, you will need to reregister.

  1. From the library home page, please click on the A-Z Database List link in the Quick Links section.
  2. Click on letter R from the alphabet list and then scroll down until you see "RIA Checkpoint".
  3. Click on the link right below the database name that says REGISTER.
  4. Fill out the registration page using your SNHU email address and submit. 
    • Please note that the registration page works best with Firefox or Chrome.  If you are using Internet Explorer 8, verify that you are in “compatibility view” in order to accept the license agreement.  To switch, click on the Tools menu, and choose Compatibility View.
    • No personal or work email addresses are allowed.  To validate the domain, all academic users must use their school email address.  If you don’t, your Checkpoint ID could be flagged as “outside abuse” and deleted at any time.
  5. After you submit the registration, you will receive an email with your Checkpoint username along with a link to Checkpoint. 
    • The user names are automatically generated by the system and cannot be changed.
    • The Checkpoint login instructions are typically sent out within an hour of the registration being submitted.  If you haven’t received it, check your junk and spam folders.
  6. Go to Checkpoint using the link in the email you receive or go to and enter the user name and password you’ve been provided.
    • Once you are logged in, you will be prompted to change your password then go through the new user set-up screens.
      • User names and passwords are not case sensitive.
      • Passwords must be 7-20 characters and contain at least one letter and one number.
  7. Once the setup process is finished, you will be able to access Checkpoint from any computer, tablet, or Smartphone that has internet access.  Your device does not need to be connected to the University.

If you have any problems, please call Checkpoint Customer Support at 1-800-431-9025.  You can also download the Checkpoint Quick Reference Card by going to this link.  There are also helpful videos on their YouTube channel here.

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