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NIC (National Interpreter Certification)
Individuals who have achieved NIC certification are nationally-certified interpreters. The NIC Examination tests interpreting knowledge and skills in three critical domains:
Candidates earn NIC certification if they demonstrate professional knowledge and skills that meet or exceed the minimum professional standards necessary to perform in a broad range of interpretation and transliteration assignments in all three domains.
Anyone who wishes to seek NIC certification should first read the entire NIC Candidate Handbook to ensure a complete understanding of the certification process.
Examination Eligibility Requirements
The NIC examinations were designed to evaluate hearing interpreters.
A minimum of a bachelor degree in any field of study recorded in the candidate’s RID account BEFORE TESTING. This applies to ALL NIC Interview and Performance Exam candidates, including those who already hold RID certification.
Candidates must pass NIC Knowledge Examination before taking the NIC Interview and Performance Examination. Both exams must be passed within a five year period. If both exams are not passed within a five (5) year period, the NIC certification process must be started over.
NIC Knowledge Examination Application
You can apply and pay for the NIC Knowledge Exam in one of two ways:
You can apply and pay for the NIC Interview and Performance Exam in one of two ways:
Generalist Written Test sample
NIC Interview and Performance Practice DVD
"The Preservation of the Sign Language" by George W. Veditz
**RID reserves the right to modify the eligibility criteria of all RID certification examinations.
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