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34 Pa. Code § 501.1. Definitions.

§ 501.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Act—The Sign Language Interpreter and Transliterator State Registration Act (63 P. S. § §  1725.1—1725.12).

   CDI—Certified Deaf Interpreter—A certification issued by RID.

   CI—Certificate of Interpretation issued by RID.

   CSC—Comprehensive Skills Certificate issued by RID.

   CT—Certificate of Transliteration issued by RID.

   Department—The Department of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth.

   MCSC—Master Comprehensive Skills Certificate issued by RID.

   NAD—National Association of the Deaf, an advocacy group for deaf and hard of hearing individuals which previously offered certification in sign language interpreting and transliterating.

   NAD National Interpreter Certification Test—The former performance examinations conducted by the NAD for Level IV (Master) or V (Advanced) certification as a sign language interpreter or transliterator.

   NIC—The National Interpreter Certification test which is the knowledge and proficiency examination conducted for RID’s National Interpreter Certification as a sign language interpreter or transliterator.

   Office—The Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing within the Department, 1521 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

   OIC:C—Oral Interpreting Certificate: Comprehensive issued by RID.

   OTC—Oral Transliteration Certificate issued by RID.

   RID—Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. A National membership organization of professionals and its state affliates that provides certification for sign language interpreters and transliterators.

   RID Generalist examinations—The knowledge and proficiency examinations which are conducted by RID for CI/CT, CDI and OTC certifications in sign language interpretering or transliterating and which were formerly conducted by RID for CSC, MCSC and OIC:C certifications in sign language interpretering and transliterating.

   Secretary—The Secretary of the Department or the Secretary’s designee.

   Year—A calendar year.

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