NIC Written Test Preparation, March 17, 2017: This workshop will prepare potential candidates to pass the written component of the National Interpreting Certification examination. We will cover the ten content domains tested in this examination and techniques for handling the type of multiple choice test questions utilized as well as examine the computer-based format test takers will experience. Participants will take a simulated test to gauge readiness for the actual examination.
NIC Interview/Performance Exam Preparation, March 18, 2017: This workshop will prepare RID test candidates to take the interview and performance components of the current National Interpreter Certification examination. Test logistics will be described for the interview portion. Participants will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented in the test; they will practice with hypothetical questions. For the performance portion, the ten skill domains will be covered. Participants will interpret several scenarios similar to those on the NIC exam and take a complete mock performance exam.
Carol Tipton, CSC, CI and CT, has been involved with the education of interpreters for over 40 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 professor emeritus. 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, served as a member of the NAD-RID Certification Council, and served on the RID Conference Committee in 2011, 2013 and 2015 (as co-chair).