North Carolina ASLTA (NC ASLTA) has established a new SLPI: ASL Program. It is available for any candidate within or out of the state who wishes to take the Sign Language Proficiency Interview in ASL. The SLPI: ASL interviews are conducted through videophone and recorded for the raters. There are two plans: a) full report with diagnostic feedback; and b) a report informing the candidate if they have a rating of at least Advanced Plus or not which is the required rating for the national ASLTA Provisional evaluation. This requirement became effective on January 1, 2009.
The NC ASLTA SLPI: ASL consists of interviewers and raters in North Carolina who have undergone training and have some years of SLPI: ASL experience. Many of them work for governmental or community service agencies for the Deaf and hard of hearing, or colleges/universities or businesses.
NC ASLTA was founded as a chapter of the national ASLTA in 1993. For more information about NC ASLTA, see its website at www.ncaslta.org.