2020 GTC Program Tracks

The Graduation to Certification project is excited to offer multiple tracks in 2020. Each track is intended to support the varied and diverse needs of novice interpreters seeking certification and to help us learn about effective practices to share with the field.

GTC Journey

Designed for self-starters, participants in this track will access resources from the Graduation to Certification program to move on a self-directed journey from graduation to certification. This track offers great flexibility and rewards, regardless of your location, where you are on your path, and your timeline for certification. It is ideal for novice interpreters who would like to work at their own pace.

In 2020, we will be offering a separate track for deaf and hearing interpreters.

What is included?

Each month, an online module will be offered with light facilitation.  Participants who complete all the requirements will earn a certificate of completion and, if they are ACET members, can earn CEUs through RID’s ACET program.  Because our target audience is interpreters working toward certification, NO CEUS for the CMP program are available.


  • DI Track: Deliberate Practice for Deaf Interpreters
  • HI Track: Effective Learning and Practice

Who should register?

  • An interpreting student nearing graduation,
  • An interpreter working towards certification, 
  • An interpreter educator interested in new resources for your program, or
  • An interpreting mentor or ASL coach who works with novice interpreters.

Register Now!

To register, all you need to do is share your name, email, and state. By registering, the CATIE Center will be able to share resources and updates with you throughout 2019.

GTC Assessment

Participants in this group will be selected in collaboration with partner institutions:

  • Idaho State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Bloomsburg University

The Assessment group has access to all of the same resources as the Journey track. In addition, they must commit to completing pre- and post-assessments by the assigned due dates, including the ASLPI in February/March 2020 and November 2020, and the CASLI performance exam in December 2020.

For novice interpreters not connected with the above institutions, you can apply to be part of a waiting list.  People on the waiting list will be notified in February 2020 if they are included.

Please also consider joining the GTC Journey track to have access to a variety of resources.

The application process for 2020 GTC Assessment Track is now closed.

Program requirements

Participants in the GTC Assessment track will commit to completing:

  • Online pre and post assessments and Individual Development Plan forms.
  • ASLPI in January 2019, and November 2019, cost paid by CATIE Center.
  • NIC performance exam in December 2019, cost paid by CATIE Center.

These requirements must be completed following program timelines.

What is included?

Assessment track participants will have access to:

  • Information on the science of successful learning.
  • Online assessment form & S.M.A.R.T. Goal generator
  • The GTC resource library of learning activities and resources.
  • The self-paced Body Language module.
  • The self-paced NIC Test Prep Module.
  • A community of practice for you to share questions, ideas, and resources with other novice interpreters.
  • Tips for finding an ASL coach and an interpreter mentor.
  • A self-guided online module on service learning to build relationships with deaf people in your area.
  • A guidebook with ideas for developing a supervised interpreting placement.

Who should apply?

Applicants who have:

  1. Passed the RID knowledge exam by January 15, 2020;
  2. Completed, or will have completed, a bachelor’s degree between May 2019 and August 2020, OR have completed the alternative pathway through RID; and
  3. Intend to interpret for adults in community, professional, and post-secondary settings.

You must be able to answer yes to all three questions above to apply.

People who were part of a 2018 or 2019 GTC Academic or Assessment cohort are not eligible.

The application process for the 2020 GTC Assessment cohort is now closed.

GTC Academic

This year (2020) GTC is working in partnership with three academic institutions to infuse new practices:

  • Columbia College – Chicago
  • Georgia State University – Atlanta
  • St. Catherine University – St. Paul

The goal is to identify best practices to support novice interpreters in their journey from graduation to certification.