Interpreting

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

Center for Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation
CASLI provides information about the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) and Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exams and other related resources.
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RID covers how Deaf Interpreters can become certified.
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Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) provides information on education and training programs, and register for RID conferences.

Training Programs

Gallaudet University
Are you seeking opportunities to become a Deaf Interpreter? Find resources at this page.
Topic: ASL, Language
Source: Website
Gallaudet University
GURIEC offers training for Deaf interpreters. To learn more, visit this webpage.
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Students in CCBC's ASL & Interpreter Preparation program will be able to obtain an Associate degree in ASL and Deaf Culture or a certificate.
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Interpreter Organizations

Center for Assessment of Sign Language Interpretation
CASLI provides information about the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) and Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exams and other related resources.
World Association of Sign Language Interpreters
WASLI provides resources for sign language interpreters worldwide.
National Alliance of Black Interpreters - DC Chapter
NAOBI-DC chapter offers resources and networking opportunities for African American/Black interpreters in the field of sign language interpreting.

Additional Resources

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