Supporting You in Applying for the GTC Assessment Track

If you have questions about the application process, we hope that you will be able to find your answer here.   We will continue to be adding to this page addressing questions as they come up.

What documents are required for the GTC Assessment track application?

Documenting Your Experience for the GTC Assessment Track

You need to have:

  • your resume; and
  • unofficial transcripts/certificate of completion from your interpreting program
  • unofficial transcript from university where you received your bachelor’s degree or documentation from RID that you are on an alternative pathway.

These should be in digital format (.jpg or .pdf) so you can upload them as part of the application.


You will need two references.

  1. A member of your local Deaf community
  2. An interpreting instructor from your interpreting program.

What are the costs for the 2019 GTC tracks?

There are no costs for any of the 2019 Graduation to Certification tracks.

If you are selected to be part of the GTC Assessment or Academic track, the only potential cost would be if you are not a member of RID, the CATIE Center will only pay the member rate for the NIC test.  You do need to have passed the NIC Knowledge exam prior to entering the program.

I will not have taken the written test by January 3, 2019.  Can I request an extension?

The completed application form is due January 3, 2019. At this time, you need to have passed the written test so that we know you will be eligible for the NIC performance exam. We are not able to provide any extensions at this point.

If you have not taken the written test, we encourage you to register for the GTC Journey track.

What if I graduated from an interpreting program before May 2018?

To be eligible for the GTC Assessment track, you need to graduate from an interpreting program between May 2018 and August 2018.

Please consider registering for the GTC Journey track to get access to GTC resources along with monthly updates.

I have not taken the NIC Knowledge Exam yet. What should I do?

To be part of the GTC program, you must be a candidate for the RID Interview and Performance test. This means you need to have successfully passed the written test.  We have extended the deadline for passing the test to January 24, 2019.

If you have any questions about this, you can contact Richard Laurion at

When will I know if I am accepted or not for the GTC Assessment track?

The CATIE Center’s goal is to make decisions and inform applicants by January 10, 2019.

Help Form

Application Help Form

Use this form to contact the CATIE Center team for assistance with the application for the 2018 Graduation to Certification pilot program.
  • Please note whether Voice/Text/VP.
  • We will do our best to get back to you. If there are better times to contact you in the next two days, please note here and we will do our best to fit your schedule.
  • Type of question or concern?
    Knowing what type of question or concern you have will help us get the right person to respond to you.
  • Please share your question, comment, or concerns here. If you would like to use ASL, please post the video to YouTube or Vimeo and paste a link in the above text box.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Accessibility Issues

The forms are designed to be accessible for screen readers. If you have any issues with accessing any of the application forms, please contact

Phone Contact

Jenny Smith, CATIE Center Program Coordinator

  • 651-583-7628 VP

(The CATIE Center will be on break between December 23 and January 2. We will be monitoring the Help Form e-mails during this time, so please use the Help Form.)