In response to COVID-19, and the daily changes unfolding in response to the effort to contain the virus,  new requests for ASLPI scheduling have been suspended. Future updates with regard to ASLPI scheduling will be posted to this website. We appreciate your anticipated understanding and we are sending everyone healthy wishes in this uncharted time period.
UPDATE (4-7-2020):  The ASLPI Team is currently investigating an array of technological approaches for distance / remote ASLPI testing given the current social distancing and stay-in-place recommendations and requirements that are in place nationwide. Site and Proctor requirements for testing are no longer viable. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume ASLPI testing again very soon.  We appreciate your patience, and more details to come!! Keep your eye on The ASLPI website for service updates.

What is ASLPI?

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is a holistic language evaluation used to determine global ASL proficiency. The basic precept in this type of evaluation is to find out through a face-to-face interview what an individual can do with the target language at a given point in time. The ASLPI is a 20-25 minute video recorded interactive dialogue between the examinee and the interviewer. The interview is rated by a team of evaluators and examinees are awarded an overall proficiency level on a 0-5 rating scale. Language proficiency evaluation was originally developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State and has been used by the government for decades. Adaptations to the language proficiency evaluation were made with respect to ASL and the ASLPI was born. The ASLPI is utilized by agencies, schools, universities, programs and employers.