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CERTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE GROUPS – Deadline extended to April 30, 2015

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RID is recruiting applicants for Taskforces that will be referred to as Certification Development & Maintenance Groups (CDMG) for specialization areas identified as immediate RID Certification priorities. These are:
• National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
• Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI)
• Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L)
Calls for volunteers for other specializations are intended for the future. Please check back in the future for calls for CDMGs for Medical Interpreting; Ed: K-12; OTC; and other specialization areas.
Overall Expectations for all CDMG applicants (responsibilities and roles)- Each CDMG is established under the guidance of the Certification Committee (CC). Each CDMG member is expected to
1. Commit to evidence-supported certification, specifically the cycle of certification development and maintenance developed by the CC
2. Demonstrate support of overall goals and objectives of effective certification practices and collaborate as a team to achieve the goals
3. Explore fully the options for recognizing “qualified” interpreters in specialty areas
4. Recommend options for recognition to CC (e.g. explore revisions; add new tests; find other avenues; eliminate certification)
5. Implement options adopted by Board
6. Participate in a period of learning and transition prior to final appointment to a CDMG

Qualifications of CDMG Members
• Understanding of the certification/examination development process
• Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods
• Knowledge of and expertise in the content areas relevant to the certification
• Strong expressive/receptive ASL skills
• Demonstrated cultural sensitivity (e.g., through sanctio