RID and NAD Embark on NIC Enhancement Process
Credential to Reflect Feedback from Members and Consumers,
Best Practices, and New Testing Techniques and Technologies
JULY 19, 2011 - ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) today announced that they are moving forward to enhance the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) credential. RID is proceeding expeditiously to implement enhancements that will strengthen the effectiveness and increase the value of the NIC credential for all stakeholders.
The multi-year plan begins later this year, when RID will implement a new NIC scoring process that will shift the credential to a one-level scoring format. The revisions will take advantage of new testing techniques and technologies to increase the accuracy, consistency and reliability of the scoring process and effectively measure the competency of applicants. In addition, the new system will allow RID to provide NIC exam results substantially faster. READ MORE>>