For Interpreters

Educational Events in the Region
View the region-wide calendar of upcoming Professional Development Opportunities to find a professional development activity that meets your needs and interests.

Certification Testing Test Preparation Certification Maintenance Program
Visit the RID website for a detailed description of the national certification testing process. RID’s website explains that passing the written portion of the exam is a prerequisite to taking the performance test. After you pass the written test, you may apply for the performance test through RID. RID has contracted with McCann Associates to develop a new platform to administer the NAD-RID NIC performance exams at their network of testing sites, using an Internet-based solution. The NAD-RID NIC Interview and Performance Exam will be migrated to this new platform, which is anticipated to deploy in the near future. Please check with RID for updates: University will continue to administer the NIC, CDI, OTC, and SC:L exams. To schedule a test at NU Monday – Thursday, contact Bonnie Kaplan at 857.366.4195 (v/vp) or via email at

A list of all supersite testing locations in the NURIEC region is available here.

As with any testing situation, it is best to prepare for the written and performance exams. An NIC Practice DVD is available through the RID Store. You may also want to check with a Lending Library near you for test preparation materials. Northeastern University’s Summer Symposium offers a track on preparing for the NIC performance exam. Many of the upcoming professional development opportunities on our calendar are Continuing Education Sponsor Initiated Activities. These activities are offered or co-hosted by an RID sponsor. Interpreters may also earn CEUs for other activities they elect to take on their own. Our Center provides necessary forms and procedures for interpreters to earn CEUs for participation in a Participant Initiated Non-RID Activity (PINRA) or in Academic Coursework.

Interpreters who benefit from self-directed study may earn CEUs at home through the
CATIE Center at St. Catherine University.

  • Contact

    Regional Interpreter Education Center
    American Sign Language Program
    405 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-373-8262 voice
    857.366.4195 VP and voice
    617-373-3065 fax

    Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center