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NAD Certifications

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD), is an education and advocacy organization committed to promotion, protection and preservation of the rights and quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States. The NAD offered an Interpreter Assessment and awarded one of 5 levels. Two of the levels are non–certified interpreters, the other three levels are awarded certification by NAD.

The NAD certification program is in the process of merging with the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). NAD certifications are still endorsed by the NAD. According to the NAD website:

“The NAD is working with RID through the NAD–RID National Council on Interpreting to develop a new national interpreting testing and certification system that will ultimately become the national standard, reflecting collaboration between deaf and hard of hearing consumers and interpreters. The new test is now at the prototype stage; fundraising is underway to complete the final phase including production of test materials, rater training, and test launch and administration.”

For more information regarding the collaboration between RID and NAD please see http://www.rid.org/nci.html

National Association of the Deaf Interpreter Certification Definitions

Level III (Generalist): The individual who attains this level possesses above average voice–to–sign skills, and good sign–to–voice skills, and demonstrates the interpreting skill necessary for some situations.

Level IV (Advanced): The individual who attains this level possesses excellent voice–to–sign skills and above average sign–to–voice skills, and demonstrates the interpreting skill necessary for most situations.

Level V (Master): The individual who attains this level possesses superior voice–to–sign skills and excellent sign–to–voice skills, and demonstrates the interpreting skill necessary for just about all situations.

For further information, contact NAD Interpreter Assessment and Certification Program, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 587–1789 TTY; (301) 587–1788 Voice; (301) 587–1791 FAX. Email: NADInterp@nad.org.
http://www.nad.org/openhouse/programs/ NIC/index.html

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