Application Support 2017-12-12T01:13:15+00:00

Supporting You in Applying for the Pilot GTC Program

If you have questions about the application process, we hope that you will be able to find your answer here.  Since this is a pilot, we know that there will be parts that need to be adjusted.  We will continue to be adding to this page addressing questions as they come up.

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What is required to be eligible for the program?

To be considered for the Graduation to Certification program, you may be deaf or hearing. You need to have:

  • graduated from an interpreter education program April  2017 or later; for Deaf interpreters, this includes the Road to Deaf Interpreting program,
  • completed a bachelor’s degree on or before June 15, 2018.
  • passed the NIC or CDI Knowledge Exam by January 15, 2018.
  • a commitment to interpreting for adults in settings related to vocational rehabilitation upon completing the program.
  • a commitment to becoming an RID certified interpreter.

Other Requirements for the Program

  • attendance at an immersion experience at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN between June 4-12, 2018. (The grant will provide financial support for travel and lodging.)
  • ability to devote an average of 10-15 hours of time between March and August for the program.
  • ability to devote 20 hours per week for a supervised interpreting placement for 12 weeks starting in September.  (The grant will be able to provide support for participation in this part of the program, although we are still working out the details on how this will happen.)

What technology is needed to participate?

You will need access to a high speed internet connection (at least 6 Mbps), a way to video record your interpreting work (a mobile phone, video camera, or computer-integrated webcam). You can use a PC, Mac, or a tablet.    (Test your internet connection.)

The program will provide technical support in learning these technologies.  


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.
    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.

Phone Contact

Janine Schug, CATIE Center Program Coordinator

  • 651-690-6770 Voice (press 2 for the CATIE Center)
  • 651-212-7408 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.)