Announcement from the RID Board pertaining to credentialing

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RID Announces Moratorium on Credentialing
August 9, 2015, New Orleans, LA – The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID) Board of Directors announce a moratorium on all performance exam testing and credentialing until the outcome of the risk assessment on testing and certification is complete and a clear plan of action developed.
Those wishing to take an RID performance exam will have until October 1, 2015, to apply. Those who apply by the deadline will then have until January 1, 2016, to take the exam.
This announcement was made during the NAD RID Town Hall Forum, held in New Orleans, LA, during the 2015 RID National Conference program schedule.  The town hall was live streamed on RID’s website at
The RID conference is offering two additional live streamed events in which this subject will be address:
  • Sunday, August 9, 2015 during the NAD RID Certification Committee Forum
  • Monday, August 10, 2015 during the President’s Report at the Business Meeting. 
More information, including FAQs, will be developed and shared as soon as they are available. To view more details about the scheduled certification risk assessment, click HERE or go to and search “risk assessment” to access Interim Executive Director Anna Witter-Merithew’s video report explaining the rationale and process for the risk assessment.


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