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History of the NIC

(as published in the original candidate bulletin) In November of 1993, the Massachusetts Association of the Deaf and Massachusetts RID held a joint conference. Each invited their association's president to attend and speak as keynote speakers; both agreed. Prior to the meeting, the two presidents, Janet Bailey of RID and Ben Soukup of NAD, had [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:44+00:00July 5th, 2016|Resources|


Frequently Asked Questions July, 1, 2016 1. What does CASLI stand for? Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation, LLC 2. What is CASLI and what is this organization about? The principal activity of the Company shall be the development and administration of knowledge and/or performance tests that measure the proficiency of an individual [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:45+00:00July 1st, 2016|News, Resources|

CASLI Board of Managers Announcement

The RID Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of the first three members of the CASLI, LLC Board of Managers; Dr. Keith Cagle, Dr. Miako Rankin and Mr. Lyle Vold. This team brings an outstanding background in finance, testing and measurement, certification, interpreting, interpreter education, interpreter services provision, ASL, and research. Two [...]

2016-07-01T11:59:31+00:00June 30th, 2016|News|

Update on the CDI Bridge Plan

In March 2016, the RID Board of Directors appointed a CDI Bridge Plan Committee. This group is tasked with developing a plan for temporarily credentialing Deaf Interpreters until a new and updated CDI Exam Program is developed. The goal was to have the bridge plan developed and available by July 1, 2016, for candidate application. A [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:45+00:00June 29th, 2016|News|

Information Release About CASLI

We are delighted to share with you news of an exciting new development. RID has formed the Center for the Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation, LLC (CASLI) to advance RID’s mission. CASLI is a Virginia limited liability company that is solely owned and controlled by RID. CASLI was formed in Virginia because RID’s offices are [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:45+00:00June 28th, 2016|News|

NIC JTA Survey Update

This survey is the culmination of many months of work by the 2013-2015 RID Certification Committee (CC) and the contractor the CC selected via an RFP process, the Caviart Group. It should be noted that the RID Certification Committee worked with the Caviart Group to identify a Deaf Consultant to assist with this process.  On [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:46+00:00June 24th, 2016|News|

NIC Job Task Analysis Survey

The Job Task Analysis (JTA) survey for the NIC credential opened Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The goal of the survey is to gather information from the breadth of RID’s members and stakeholders to validate the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required for an NIC interpreter. The JTA is an essential way for interpreters and consumers to have [...]

2016-06-29T03:12:56+00:00June 24th, 2016|News|

Exam Revision

A partnership with certification industry experts was developed to create a plan for exam revision. Work on the NIC had already begun in FY14, and the RID Certification Committee and RID Headquarters’ staff continued to work together to complete the first phase of the project, a Job Task Analysis (JTA) study. The purpose of this work is [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:46+00:00June 24th, 2016|News|

Exam Appeals

APPEAL OF TEST CONDITIONS/EXAM ADMINISTRATION CASLI will review appeals related to exam administration only, such as CASLI testing policy or procedure violations, testing equipment or materials malfunction, or environmental problems. Appeals can be considered on the basis of: Misinformation regarding testing arrangements (e.g. test taker given wrong location, time, etc.) Test administrator error (e.g. misinformation given to test [...]

2020-06-25T19:59:46+00:00June 10th, 2016|Resources|

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