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:
Also, please see read the RID’s Educational Equivalency Application FAQ Sheet.