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 [...]

July 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 [...]

July 1st, 2016|News, Resources|

Name Change Form

Do you need to update your name in your account? If so, please complete the Name Change Form.  

June 13th, 2016|Resources|

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 [...]

June 10th, 2016|Resources|

Exam Accommodations

ADA Accommodations CASLI recognized its responsibilities under Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to candidates with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation. Requests for ADA accommodations should be submitted to the CASLI by completing the Exam Accommodations Request Form and attaching supporting documentation.  Complete information [...]

June 7th, 2016|Resources|

About Interpreting

Resources for Becoming an Interpreter American Sign Language interpreting is a rapidly expanding field. Schools, government agencies, hospitals, court systems, and private businesses employ interpreters. Interpreters work in a variety of settings including medical, legal, religious, mental health, rehabilitation, performing arts and business. Professional American Sign Language interpreters develop interpreting skills through extensive training and practice over a [...]

May 25th, 2016|Resources|

NIC Validity, Reliability & Candidate Report

RID and NAD Release the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Credential Validity, Reliability, & Candidate Performance Report Available for public consumption: Introduction Video NIC Credential Validity, Reliability & Candidate Performance Report (Summary) NIC Credential Validity, Reliability & Candidate Performance Report (Technical) 2002 Role Delineation Study 2011 Pre-JTA Survey Results February 20, 2014 – Alexandria, VA [...]

February 20th, 2014|Resources|

NIC Status Report

Building Value in Certification—A Status Report on the Enhanced NIC Interview and Performance Examination PDF Document By Clarence “Buck” Chaffee, President(1) The Caviart Group, LLC In July 2011, NAD and RID announced that the Boards of both organizations had approved a plan for developing the next generation of NIC Certification. The stated purpose of the [...]

June 24th, 2012|Resources|

NIC News Update

NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) News Update October 2011 New Scoring Process Implementation Date Announced Pre-Job Task Analysis Survey (Deadline October 24, 2011) DECEMBER 1 MARKS THE NEXT STEP FORWARD FOR THE NIC! On December 1, 2011, the enhanced, streamlined, single-level NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Examination will go into effect. As announced at the [...]

October 5th, 2011|Resources|

July 2011 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A. General questions about NIC program enhancements B. The first step: NIC Interview and Performance Examination scoring format enhancements C. About the NIC, advanced levels and specialty credentials D. The NIC exams, tentatively called NIC I and NIC II E. Employment- and client-related questions F. Taking the NIC examination A. General questions about NIC program enhancements Q-A1.  Why is RID [...]

July 12th, 2011|Resources|