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NIC Knowledge Exam Preparation .3 CEUs

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • University Center of Greenville


  • For current purple employees only.
  • Current 2017-2018 SC RID members.
  • Registrants that are not current 2017-2018 SC RID members.

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A huge thank you to our partner for this workshop series Purple Communications! Purple will be on site to meet workshop participants and answer questions.

Karena Poupard, MS, NIC, QMHI, has been a professional interpreter for 13 years.  As a daughter of Deaf parents and raised in a culturally Deaf family, including a Deaf brother and three Deaf aunts, all of whom sign fluently in American Sign Language (ASL), she became passionate in her career choices. 

As a native user of ASL she identifies as “culturally Deaf,” which inspired her to further her education in the area of ASL, Deafness and Interpreting.  She began her journey in 2004 towards becoming a professional interpreter.  She has since graduated with three degrees.  She obtained her Associate Degree from Spartanburg Community College (SCC) in 2006 in ASL/English Interpreting.  Karena then received her Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in Professions in Deafness.  She then received her Masters degree in 2015 from the University of North Florida (UNF) in ASL/English Interpreting/Pedagogy.  Since receiving her Masters degree, Karena has began a teaching career at the collegiate level and is currently teaching ASL at SCC and USC Upstate (USCU).  Karena has been interpreting in the community at large in multiple settings over the past 13 years and has 10 years of Video Relay Service (VRS) experience.  Karena has also mentored emerging interpreters in ASL/English interpreting over the past several years for those who are motivated to take the NIC Written and Performance exam.

NIC Knowledge Exam Preparation:

This workshop will prepare potential candidates to pass the written portion of the National Interpreter Certification Exam.  We will discuss the content domains, techniques for handling multiple choice questions and examine the computer-based format of the test.  Participants will engage in a mock examination to gauge their test taking readiness for the NIC Knowledge Exam.

Educational Objectives:

  • Cite and explain at least three role delineation studies (content domains)
  • Describe three techniques in handling multiple choice questions
  • Identify content domains in reference materials
  • Develop strategies in groups to address knowledge gaps
  • Apply information and complete a mock exam
  • Analyze personal results of mock exam
  • Formulate a personal study plan to reach a goal of passing the exam

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