Individuals who are listed as Nationally Certified Members are professional sign language interpreters who have passed the written and performance tests administered by, or recognized by, RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.) To learn more about the various certifications and descriptions, see Generalist Certificates on the RID website.
Individuals who are listed as Pre-Certified Associate Members have had some level of training and have passed certain assessments. Some Pre-Certified Associate Members have only passed the RID NIC written test, but qualify as Pre-Certified Associate Members because of their level of training and status as a "Candidate for Certification" with RID. They have not yet passed performance test administered by RID. Also included in this Pre-Certified Associate Member category are Deaf Interpreters who have had the requisite training to pass the RID CDI (Certified Deaf Interpreter) written test or the QA written test, but have not yet taken or passed the RID CDI performance test.
All Certified and Pre-Certified Associate Members are required to remain active members of both FRID (Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) and RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf,) which mandates adherence to the RID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct and subjects them to an Ethical Practices System (EPS).
Those members listed as an Organizational Member choose to list their agency or organization within the FRID directory. This is a non-voting membership category. We thank our Organizational members for their support of the interpreting profession!
Many students or those individuals that are committed to the Deaf community and interpreting profession but do not hold an interpreting credential, decide to become Supporting Members. There are no requirements for this category and it is a non-voting category.
Aside from your name and credentials, which are required to show in the Member Directory, you can select other information to show.
In the top right corner, click on > View Profile > Edit Profile > Access by Others
Check the box for Allow to Show Profile, and click on the radio buttons next to the information you would like to show. Be sure to click on Publish at the bottom of the page.