*These RID Certifications are fully recognized; however, the exams are no longer available.

National Interpreter Certification (NIC) with levels

NIC Advanced

Individuals who achieved the NIC Advanced level have passed the NIC Knowledge Exam, scored within the standard range of a professional interpreter on the interview portion of the NIC Interview and Performance Exam and scored within the high range on the performance portion of the NIC Interview and Performance Exam.

NIC Master

Individuals who achieved the NIC Master level have passed the NIC Knowledge Exam and scored within the high range on both portions of NIC Interview and Performance Exam.

The NIC with levels credential was offered from 2005 to November 30, 2011.

Certificate of Interpretation (CI)

Holders of this certification are recognized as fully certified in interpretation and have demonstrated the ability to interpret between American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English for both sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign tasks. The interpreter’s ability to transliterate is not considered in this certification. Holders of the CI are recommended for a broad range of interpretation assignments. This credential was offered from 1988 to 2008.

Certificate of Transliteration (CT)

Holders of this certification are recognized as fully certified in transliteration and have demonstrated the ability to transliterate between English-based sign language and spoken English for both sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign tasks. The transliterator’s ability to interpret is not considered in this certification.  Holders of the CT are recommended for a broad range of transliteration assignments. This credential was offered from 1988 to 2008.

Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC)

Holders of this certification have demonstrated the ability to interpret between American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English and to transliterate b