Florida Educational Interpreter Project
RID/CASLI Testing Information

Interpreter Testing - Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

RID - National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
Interpreters who obtain NIC certification are nationally-certified interpreters which demonstrate professional knowledge and skills that meet or exceed the minimum professional standards necessary to perform in a broad range of interpretation and transliteration assignments.

The RID moratorium on performance exams for those seeking an NIC has been lifted.  Candidates are able to schedule an appointment for the NIC Performance/interview test.  The moratorium continues for the SL:C, OTC and Ed:K-12. 

IMPORTANT CHANGES Regarding Certificate Testing:
A new organization has been established as a subsidiary of RID, Center for the Assessment of Sign Language (CASLI) [ www.casli.org ].  This LLC organization will be responsible for development and administration of knowledge and performance exams.


Exam Fees As of July 1, 2016

Exam Type                                                             RID Member Non-Member
NIC Interview and Performance Exam                  $410              $510
NIC Interview and Performance Exam Retake      $360              $460

NIC Knowledge Exam (Written Test)
RID Written tests (NIC, SC:L and CDI) will continue to be offered.  The 5-year window on the test score will be extended to make up for the time the performance test was not offered.  To apply for testing, visit the  RID website  to complete an application.  

Castle company is the vendor for the test sites.  There are numerous sites in Florida: Culter Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Ocala, Pembroke Pines, Sanford, and Tampa.

Exam Fees As of July 1, 2016

Exam Type                               RID Member Non-Member
NIC Knowledge Exam              $325                 $425
NIC Knowledge Exam Retake  $275                 $375


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)
Generalist certifications recognize professional interpreters who have met or exceeded a nationally recognized standard of minimum competence in interpreting and/or transliterating. Individual certifications vary in their scope, so it is important to know what each credential means.

For a complete listing of all previously offered certificates under the RID umbrella and the functional descriptors please visit the RID website.