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 a reference from a member of your local Deaf community


What are the costs for the 2020 GTC tracks?

There are no costs for any of the 2020 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 15, 2019.  Can I request an extension?

The completed application form deadline has been extended to January 15, 2019. At this time, you need to have passed the written test so that we know you will be eligible for the CASLI 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.

Can I get an extension for your reference?

The deadline for references is December 20, 2019.  You still need to complete the initial application and sample interpretations by December 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.  Your references will be able to complete their form by December 20 and your application will still be considered on time.

(We changed the requirement from 2 references to just one to hopefully make it more manageable.)

How does the waiting list for the Assessment group work?

For 2020, we are working with partner institutions to identify people to be a part of the assessment group.

If we are not able to fill the slots we need, we will be offering those slots to anyone who applies. People on the waiting list will be notified in February 2020 if they are selected.

Also, if anyone in the Assessment group fails to complete their pre-assessments, they will be replaced with someone from the waiting list

What if I graduated from an interpreting program before May 2019?

To be eligible for the GTC Assessment track, you need to graduate from a partner interpreting program between May 2019 and August 2019.

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

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 Graduation to Certification assessment 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.)