Do you strive to become an interpreter in the future? You’re in the right place. This page lists information and guidance on becoming an interpreter, training programs, interpreter organizations, and additional resources. 

How to Become an Interpreter

Certified Deaf Interpreters (CDI)
RID covers how Deaf Interpreters can become certified.
Source: Website
RID: Become an Interpreter
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) provides information on education and training programs, and register for RID conferences.

Training Programs

Deaf Interpreters
GURIEC offers training for Deaf interpreters. To learn more, visit this webpage.
Source: Course, Website
CCBC ASL & Interpreter Preparation
Students in CCBC's ASL & Interpreter Preparation program will be able to obtain an Associate degree in ASL and Deaf Culture or a certificate.
Source: Course
About Interpreter Education Programs
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Interpreter Organizations

World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
WASLI provides resources for sign language interpreters worldwide.
National Alliance of Black Interpreters
NAOBI-DC chapter offers resources and networking opportunities for African American/Black interpreters in the field of sign language interpreting.
Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Potomac Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf (PCRID) is a local affiliate chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Additional Resources

Watch the first of the twenty chapters of "Deaf Eyes on Interpreting" edited by Thomas K. Holcomb & David H. Smith.
Source: Video
Supporting Individuals Who Are DeafBlind
RID shares an article that describes that role of interpreters, interveners and support service providers who work with DeafBlind individuals.
Topic: Education
Source: Article, Website
Deaf Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter: What’s the Difference?
What's the difference between a Deaf interpreter and a sign language interpreter? To learn more, read this article.
Topic: Education
Source: Article, Website