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AUGUST, 2014

Wisconsin state law now requires interpreters to be nationally certified to work in most settings. This week-long course will cover the skill statements as defined by the National Council on Interpreting Role Delineation Panel. It encompasses the interview and performance portions of the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) Examination.

Participants will review the tasks, which represent the skills one must possess to be able to pass the NIC examination and receive certification, This course provides practical-based experiences for both the interview and performance exam and an opportunity to receive feedback. The UW-Milwaukee ITP lab is a RID Supersite and this facility will be utilized throughout the entire week for both practice and the exam.


This course targets individuals who have been preparing for the RID-NIC performance exam and are prepared to take it.  The goal is to allow participants a place to practice and fine tune their skills for the NIC exam.  Information will be discussed from the RID-NIC test handbook.  Questions about format, logistics, and evaluation will be covered.  This course provides practical-based experiences for both the interview and performance exam and an opportunity to receive feedback.  UW-Milwaukee ITP is an RID Supersite and the ASL lab will be used throughout the entire week for both practice and the exam, which is available at the conclusion of the course on August 9th.  Taking the NIC exam is voluntary.

Schedule & Location

Monday - Friday, August 4 - 8, from 9 am - 4 pm
(Lunch - 12:00 - 1:00 pm)
Saturday, Testing - August 9, Time TBA
Enderis Hall, Rm. 674, 2400 E. Hartford Ave., UW-Milwaukee Campus

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Registration is Easy
This workshop is offered for Non-Credit at a cost of $425.  Participants will earn 3.0 CEU's through the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf!

Enrollment is capped at 25 for this workshop. Don't delay....register today!
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Note:  To cancel your Non-Credit registration or with any other requests for special accommodation, send an email to  For full refund, cancellation must be made in writing one week prior to the start of the event.

WisRID Dvdr

 WISRID is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This [Professional Studies] program is offered for [3.0] CEU’s at the [level] content knowledge level.

About the Instructor


Pamela Sue Conine has been the Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Interpreter Training Program since 2007. She received her masters from UW-Milwaukee in administrative leadership and supervision in education, and her BS Degree in education with a focus on interpreting. Mrs. Conine is an RID-NIC Master and works in a variety of settings including post-secondary, theatrical, and religious. She believes strongly in community involvement and service. It is through those rich experiences, interpreters develop the cultural and linguistic competence to serve all members of the community with                                          compassion and quality. This is what she strives to bring to her
and interpreting every day.
 Resources & Contact Us
  For questions about the course content of Minimizing the Mystery:Strategies and
  Techniques for the RID-NIC Interview Performance Test, please contact Pamela Sue
  Conine at

  For general questions, please contact us at or 414-229-4728
  To learn more about what the School of Education has to offer, visit our website at:

  Lodging Accommodation
  We are pleased to offer the following accommodations for your convenience:

             Kenilworth Square Guest Housing (1.2 miles from the UWM campus)
             1915 E. Kenilworth Place
             Milwaukee, WI  53202
            414- 229-6588 or

             UW-Milwaukee Guest Housing has reserved a block of rooms for those attending
             this event. Complimentary shuttle available. Click here to make your reservation.