Certification and Screening
The following tests and diagnostic screenings are available for interpreters in Florida
National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
Interpreters holding any of the following certificates AND holding membership as a Certified Member of RID are considered nationally certified: NIC, NIC-Advanced, NIC-Master, CI, CT, CI/CT, CSC, MCSC, CDI-P, CDI, RSC, OTC, OIC:C, OIC:S/V, OIC:V/S, IC, TC, IC/TC, NAD-III, NAD-IV, NAD-V. Certifications and membership for these individuals can be verified in the online RID Member Directory
. More information on these certifications can be found on the websites listed below
Please note: This credential is fully recognized by RID, but the designation is no longer awarded by RID. This designation went into moratorium effective January 1, 2016. Previous process was as follows:
Interpreters who had passed the EIPA written test AND scored at least a 4.0 on the EIPA performance test could join RID as certified members and maintain certification as an educational interpreter (ED: K-12) by participating in the RID Certification Maintenance Program
(CMP) and by adhering to the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct (CPC), enforceable by the RID Ethical Practices System
PLEASE NOTE: The following are diagnostic screenings that were administered by FRID until October 2013. According to the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), our parent organization, Affiliate Chapters can no longer provide assessments.
- Credentials and membership for these individuals can be verified in the online RID Member Directory. Interpreters holding an EIPA level less than 4.0 were not eligible to hold certified membership with RID. Please refer to the websites below for additional information regarding the EIPA assessments
- Classroom Interpreting Website
FRID is no longer administering the QA or EIE assessments, and at this point all FRID QA and EIE credentials are no longer valid.
FRID QA - Quality Assurance Screening - The FRID Quality Assurance Screening (QA) was a diagnostic assessment used to evaluate the skills of apprentice interpreters and provide feedback for further skills development.
FRID EIE - Educational Interpreter Evaluation - The FRID Educational Interpreter Evaluation (EIE) was a diagnostic assessment used to evaluate the skills of apprentice interpreters working in educational settings and provide feedback for further skills development.