The RID website has information on study materials for the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) knowledge, interview and performance tests as well as the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) written exam. Visit the RID website for application, fees, and payment.

The written portion of the NIC is administered entirely through RID's national office and is not scheduled, nor administered, at UNM's testing site. It is administered locally at a different site contracted with RID. Visit RID's website for more information.

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a super-site for the RID testing.  Individuals who want to take the generalist or specialist exams should contact Local Test Administrators, Helen Arenholz or Tommi Tejeda to schedule an exam or if you have any questions about the testing process.   or  .  (Remember, you have five years from when you took and passed your written test to pass a performance test before being required to retake the written portion.)

As of the fall 2006, RID began to recognize individuals who passed the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) written and performance tests at the level of 4.0 or higher as certified members of the association.  New Mexico Interpreters working exclusively in K-12 educational settings must also achieve a 4.0 or above in order to obtain a license to practice.  The examinations for this certificate are developed and maintained by the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) and is administered by Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  For more information on taking the EIPA, visit