CDI Knowledge Exam Suggested Reference Materials

The following is a list of references that may be helpful in reviewing for the CDI Knowledge Exam. This listing is intended for use as a study aid only. RID does not intend the list to imply endorsement of these specific references, nor are test items necessarily taken directly from these sources.

  1. ASL Teacher’s Resource Text on Grammar and Culture. Baker and Cokely. 1980. TJ Publishers.
  2. CDI Sample Written Test Package
  3. Code of Professional Conduct. 2005 the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
  4. Guidelines; Practical Tips for Working and Socializing with Deaf-blind People. Theresa B. Smith. 1994. Sign Media.
  5. Interpretation: A Sociolinguistic Model. Dennis Cokely. 1992. Linstock Press.
  6. Interpreting for International Conferences. Danica Seleskovitch. 1994. RID Publications.
  7. Interpretation Skills: English to American Sign Language, Interpreting Consolidated. Marty Taylor, 1993.
  8. Interpreting: The Art of Cross Cultural Mediation, Proceedings of the 1985 RID Convention. Marina McIntire, Editor. RID Publications.
  9. RID Certification Maintenance, National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers.
  10. RID Sample Written Test Package, 1997 Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. Written by the RID, 1998.
  11. RID Standard Practice Paper: Business Practices, 1996 Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. Written by the Professional Standards Committee,1993-1995. REV 8/97, Updated 2007.
  12. RID Standard Practice Paper: Interpreting in Mental Health Settings. 1997 the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Written by the Professional Standards Committee,1993-1995. REV 8/97, Updated  2007.
  13. RID Standard Practice Paper: Team Interpreting. 1997 the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Written by the Professional Standards Committee, 1993-1995. REV 8/97, Updated 2007.
  14. RID Standard Practice Paper: Use of a Certified Deaf Interpreter. 1997 the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Written by the Professional Standards Committee, 1995-1997. REV5/00, Updated 2007
  15. RID Mission
  16. Sign Language Interpreting: A Basic Resource Guide. Sharon Neumann-Solow. Linstock Press.
  17. Sign Language Interpreting: Exploring its Art and Science. Stewart, Schein and Cartwright. 1998. Allyn and Bacon.
  18. So, You Want to be an Interpreter? Humphrey and Alcorn. 2007. 4th Edition. H and H Publishers.
  19. Toward Effective Practice: Competencies of the Deaf Interpreter