Shelly A. Smith
In memory of Shelly A. Smith who worked diligently to support interpreters on their road to national certification.
Named in memory of Kathy Loucks, a WSRID colleague who was passionate about educational interpreting, the EIPA process, and an ardent supporter of K-12 interpreters.
WSRID provides scholarships for interpreters currently on the path toward professional certification. WSRID will offer four (4) scholarships per year. The scholarships will be awarded twice a year, two in May and two in November. Scholarships will pay the full cost of test fees (or up to $500, whichever comes first) for the following exams:
Scholarship Candidates must meet the following criteria:
RID Requirements for NIC Performance Exam:
In order to take the NIC performance exam, RID requires that applicants have a bachelor’s degree (of any major) or use RID’s Alternative Pathway by submitting an Educational Equivalency Application (EEA). The EEA awards experience credits for:
To apply for the performance exam via the Alternative Pathway one must submit:
This documentation can be submitted to RID by email or by logging into your RID Member Portal and clicking “Upload Degree Document” (see screenshot).
If you are using RID’s alternative pathway to satisfy the requirements for certification and you need support or have questions, you can email the WSRID Scholarship Committee or the WSRID President.
Also, please see read the RID’s Educational Equivalency Application FAQ Sheet.