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NIC Performance Exam Preparation .7 CEUs

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 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 Performance Exam Preparation:

This workshop will prepare interpreter test candidates to take the interview and performance exam for the National Interpreter Certification.  This workshop will provide testing logic based on the ethical portion of the exam.   Participants will practice responding to ethical scenarios as they are presented for the exam.  Participants will use hypothetical scenarios to practice with.  The performance component will consist of interpreting scenarios similar to the exam.  Participants will also take a mock performance exam.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify testing logic for interview portion of the exam
  • Practice responding to hypothetical ethical scenarios as they are presented on the test
  • Identify the ten content domains for the performance portion
  • Practice interpreting scenarios similar to those on the NIC exam
  • Apply at least three out of the ten content domains in practicing scenarios
  • Complete a mock performance exam

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