§ 501.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this part, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
ActThe Sign Language Interpreter and Transliterator State Registration Act (63 P. S. § § 1725.11725.12).
CDICertified Deaf InterpreterA certification issued by RID.
CICertificate of Interpretation issued by RID.
CSCComprehensive Skills Certificate issued by RID.
CTCertificate of Transliteration issued by RID.
DepartmentThe Department of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth.
MCSCMaster Comprehensive Skills Certificate issued by RID.
NADNational 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 TestThe former performance examinations conducted by the NAD for Level IV (Master) or V (Advanced) certification as a sign language interpreter or transliterator.
NICThe National Interpreter Certification test which is the knowledge and proficiency examination conducted for RIDs National Interpreter Certification as a sign language interpreter or transliterator.
OfficeThe Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing within the Department, 1521 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.
OIC:COral Interpreting Certificate: Comprehensive issued by RID.
OTCOral Transliteration Certificate issued by RID.
RIDRegistry 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 examinationsThe 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.
SecretaryThe Secretary of the Department or the Secretarys designee.
YearA calendar year.
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