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NIC Prep Exam Preparation

  • Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • 10:15 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Zoom
  • 25


  • For SC RID members in good standing.

Exam Preparation

November 14, 2020, SC RID will be hosting a virtual training.

The virtual meeting platform being used is Zoom.

Workshop Title:

"NIC Prep 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 logics 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.

Additional Details:

The materials used will come from the RID and CASLI websites, borrowed with permission.


Karena Poupard


Karena Poupard has been a professional interpreter for 20 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 and connects with the Deaf community, which inspired her to further her education in the area of ASL, Deafness and Interpreting. She began interpreting in the educational system in 2000, and then decided to begin her educational 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 Master’s Degree, Karena has began a teaching career at the collegiate level and is currently teaching ASL and interpreting at USC Upstate and Converse College. Karena has been interpreting in the community at large in multiple settings over the past 20 years and has 10 years of Video Relay Service (VRS) experience. Karena has also mentored emerging interpreters in ASL/English interpreting. She is passionate about her field and teaching and plans to continue this track in the future. 


Saturday, November 14, 2020


10:00 am - 10:15 am -- Zoom setup/Intro

10:15 am - 12:30 pm -- Workshop

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm -- Lunch

1:30 pm - 4:15 pm -- Workshop

0.5 CEUs Total


Registration is limited to a maximum capacity of 100 participants. Registration will remain open until all spots are filled.

$30 for SC RID Members

$45 for Non-Members

$15 for Interpreting Students


By registering for the workshop, you agree to having read the following:

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be available in full for cancellations made prior to November 6th, 2020. Refund requests afterwards will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the board of directors of SC RID.

Registration will close November 14th, 2020 at 9 am

*Registration may not be transferred to another person*

Language Policy:

This workshop will be conducted using only American Sign Language. Attendees must adhere to the language policy at all times during the workshop.

Payment Policy:

Payment is due at the time of registration. If your place of employment intends to pay on your behalf please reach out to Marissa Benoit in advance. Marissa, the SC RID Treasurer, can be reached at A private payment link can be sent to your institution for online payment and Marissa can assist in completing the registration process.

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