Now that you’ve had a moment to think about these questions and ponder how much you already know about the history of the profession, take a look at the RID website, rid.org. If you’re not already familiar with the website, take a look around and get to know the site, then look at the history of RID and read the bylaws. They can be a little dry, but you do need to know a bit about the bylaws and how the organization functions in order to take the NIC.
RID is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means it’s a non-profit. If you know a little about the history of RID, browse around the site and get to know how the site is designed, this is a very useful site that you’ll be using on a regular basis. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the RID site, take a look at the testing process for the National Interpreter Certification and make sure that you download the test candidate bulletin and read that. Once you’ve finished all of that, come back for the next step in Unit 1.