NIC Interview & Performance Preparation Online Course

Preparing for the NIC Interview & 
Performance Examination 

On-site or streamed live  
Fri April 4th, 9am-12pm EDT 

Registration open March 3-March 18.



Carol Tipton joins GURIEC to offer this workshop to prepare RID test candidates for the interview and performance components of the current National Interpreter Certification examination. Test logistics will be described for the interview and performance portions of the test. Participants will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented in the test. For the performance portion, the ten skill domains will be covered.     

Educational Objectives:

1. Describe the components of the interview & performance components of the NIC exam
2. Locate information about the exam from the Candidate Handbook
3. Describe the expectations of the interview and performance portions of the exam    

CEUs: .3 Professional Studies         Cost: Free        Language: English  


Can't join us April 4th? Access the archived workshop from April 7-April 18th only

Please register here for archive access:

Once you're registered, complete the pre-assessment here (the pre-assessment link is also displayed at the end of the registration form). You will be given the link to access the video once you complete the pre-assessment, and then we welcome you to watch the workshop anytime before April 18. This event is free, but we do ask that all participants complete the post-assessment after the workshop as well, so we can report to our grant funders about how many people we served. (The link to the post-assessment is under the video too). 


Live in the GURIEC region & want more practice? 
Join the Online Learning Community*  
April 7-18th, 2014  

This activity will prepare RID test candidates to take the interview and performance components of the current National Interpreter Certification examination. They will complete practical exercises comparable to those on the NIC exam.  

Join this class to:

  • Analyze ethical scenarios & discuss with your peers
  • Practice self-critique of your ASL-to English and English-to-ASL interpreting
  • Gain deeper understanding of the NIC performance criteria by giving feedback to peers
  • Take the NAD/RID Practice NIC exam and summarize your learning in a final reflection

Technical requirements:

  • Videorecording equipment (to record/upload samples of your work)
  • High-speed internet

CEUs: Additional 1.7 PS    Language: ASL, Spoken English, Written English     Cost: Free

*Space is very limited. GURIEC and Carol Tipton will select the first 20 participants who meet qualifying criteria:

You are graduating from your ITP by Aug 2014 or you are a working, pre-certified interpreter; and
you have passed the NIC Knowledge Exam; and
you plan to take the NIC Performance Exam between April 2014 and April 2015; and
you cannot already easily access/afford similar training in your area. 


Did you want to join the OLC but don't meet the criteria?

Carol Tipton also teaches this course online through Gallaudet's Center for Continuing Studies. CCS strives to keep their courses affordable and registration for Ms. Tipton's summer session is open now!

Visit their website or contact for more information.

Carol Tipton: Biography

Carol Tipton, CSC, CI and CT, has been involved with the education of interpreters for over 30 years. In the mid-nineteen-seventies she coordinated the National Interpreter Training Consortium out of NYU, where she earned M.A. and Ed.D. degrees. She has taught continuing education classes for interpreters at Gallaudet University since 1978, and credit classes in the Interpreter Training Program at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville since 1988, where she is currently a full-time faculty member. She chaired the RID committee which composed the Code of Ethics, served on the Blueprint Committee, which constructed the first generalist written certification examination, was a member of the RID Professional Standards Committee, developing standard practice papers, and served as a member of the RID Certification Council and the Professional Development Committee. She is a Test Administrator for RID and coordinates the RID testing site at Catonsville for administering written and performance certification examinations. She is also the Certification Maintenance Program Coordinator for the Potomac Chapter of RID. She served on the 2010 and 2012 NAOBI Conference Committees, and on the 2011 & 2013 RID Conference Committees.  

Registration now closed


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