TRUE-BIZ ASL Interpreting Services

Hearing Interpreter Training Online (HITO)

This training program will have a series of courses offered for Hearing Interpreters in order to prepare for the RID National Interpreter Certificate (NIC) Knowledge Exam and Performance Exam to become certified.  Program participants will meet LIVE online on Monday evenings for 8 weeks at 2.5 hours each session and ~6 hours of online work each week.  Instructor for this training will be the famous J. Sam Harris, Certified Deaf Interpreter Extraordinaire!  Fall sessions meet mid-August through mid-October.  Spring sessions meet mid-January through mid-March.  The following topics will be covered during the training:

  1. Introduction to Interpreting (8 hours)
  2. RID-NAD’s Code of Professional Conduct (8 hours)
  3. Process of Interpreting (8 hours)
  4. ASL Linguistics (8 hours)
  5. Interpreting Practicum (8 hours)

Total: 40 hours


  • Completed ASL IV or equivalent
  • ASLPI 2+ or SLPI Advanced
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Comfortable with technology

***NOTE: $99 security deposit to hold your spot in the training is non-refundable.  If you pay in full, $99 security deposit plus $25 processing fee is nonrefundable.

  • If you choose to make a Security Deposit (NON-REFUNDABLE), you will need to make six monthly $150 payments towards the full price of $999.00. If you pay in full today, you will get $100 off the full price.
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