Conferred by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
NIC - National Interpreter Certification
Holders of this certificate have successfully completed the NIC examination process for general knowledge of the field of interpreting; ethical decision making; and applied interpreting skills. For further information on the RID NIC please visit www.rid.org
CSC - Comprehensive Skills Certificate
Holders of this certification have demonstrated the ability to interpret between American Sign Language and Spoken English and to transliterate between spoken English and an English based sign system. The CSC examination was offered until 1985.
CI - Certificate of Interpretation
Holders of this certification are recognized as fully certified in interpretation and have demonstrated the ability to interpret between American Sign Language and spoken English. Holders of the CI are recommended for a broad range of interpretation assignments.
CT - Certificate of Transliteration
Holders of this certification are recognized as fully certified in transliteration and have demonstrated the ability to transliterate between English based sign systems and spoken English. Holders of the CT are recommended for a broad range of transliteration assignments.
Conferred by the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)
WTK - Written Test of Knowledge
A 75 question, multiple choice test that ensures appropriate theoretical knowledge in the field of American Sign Language and English interpretation. Candidates are successful with a final grade of 70% or greater.
COI - Certificate of Interpretation
Holders of this national certification have successfully completed the Canadian Evaluation System (CES) which is comprised of the following:
TOI - Test of Interpretation
A practical application on the ability to provide message-equivalent interpretation between American Sign Language and English. The TOI focuses on interpretation samples from an ASL to English monologue, English to ASL monologue and two interactive scenarios. Under the guidance of a facilitator, candidate testing materials are
rated by a team of three Deaf raters followed by a team of three certified interpreters. Certificate of Interpretation (COI) is granted upon successful completion of the CES process.
For further information on the AVLIC COI please visit www.avlic.ca