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Leading the interpreting profession, serving the interpreting community, connecting to the Deaf community.

Resources and Information
This site, funded by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC), provides all the tools needed to learn more about the interpreting profession and how to get started.  


Professional Sign Language Interpreting

       This RID standard practice paper provides a quick-glance and overview of the interpreting profession.

RID’s Certification Programs

       RID’s Certification Programs measure your knowledge and skill level and provides you with the appropriate level credentials for your testing skills.

NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct
The NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct sets the standards to which all certified members of RID are expected to adhere.

Deaf Organizations

Alabama Association of the Deaf (AAD)

Council of Organizations Serving Deaf Alabamians (COSDA)

Sign Language Interpreter Organizations


Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT)

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

Interpreter Referral Agencies in Alabama

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB)

Deaf Access, Inc.

Easter Seals, Inc.

Alabama Department of Mental Health

Alabama Department of Vocational Rehabilitation

Interpreter Education and Training

The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education

Troy State University

Project TIEM Online

Interpreting in Various Settings

RID’s Standard Practice Papers (SPPs) articulate the consensus of the membership in outlining standard practices and positions on various interpreting roles and issues. These SPPs are excellent resources to educate all interpreters as well as hearing and deaf clients, the general public, business contacts, school personnel, doctors and nurses, etc.

Interpreting in Educational Settings (RID Standard Practice Paper)

Interpreting in Legal Settings (RID Standard Practice Paper)

Interpreting in Medical or Health Care Settings (RID Standard Practice Paper)

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings 

Interpreting in Theatrical and Performing Arts Settings (RID Standard Practice Paper)

Interpreting in Vocational Rehabilitation Settings (NCEIC Training Materials)

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