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|