News & Updates
- Congratulations to the newest accredited program:
- New CCIE Accreditation Standards: After receiving input from raters, accredited program coordinators, the public, and organizational stakeholders, the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education announces the release of the new CCIE Accreditation Standards. The Commission is grateful to all who provided input.
The need for addressing differences within undergraduate and graduate degree programs in interpretation is profound. As the world of interpreter education evolves, and evidence based research becomes available, CCIE will continue to work with its stakeholders to develop standards that effectively address the needs of varying academic degrees.
- CCIE is seeking a pool from which new Commissioners may be selected. For more information on nominating yourself or someone else, click here.
- Programs pursuing accreditation may find technical support from the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers. For points of contact for the National Interpreter Education Center and the five Regional Interpreter Education Centers please visit: http://www.interpretereducation.org/about-the-consortium/centers/.
- The NURIEC offers support for programs in that region pursuing CCIE accreditation. Information is at http://www.northeastern.edu/riec/projects-activities/interpreter-education-program-partnership/. Please note that this support is only for programs in the NURIEC region (New England, NY, NJ, PR, and the US VI).
CCIE's mission is to promote professionalism in the field of interpreter education through:
- The accreditation of professional preparation programs,
- The development and revision of interpreter education standards,
- The encouragement of excellence in program development,
- A national and international dialogue on the preservation and advancement of standards in the field of interpreter and higher education, and
- The application of the knowledge, skills, and ethics of the profession.
The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education would like to express appreciation to:
- The Conference of Interpreter Trainers for its monetary and other contributions.
- The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for its monetary and other contributions, as well as the strong collaboration that is evidenced by the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed at the 2011 RID National Conference in Atlanta, GA.
- Sorenson Communications for its continuing financial support for CCIE pursuits and its sponsorship of the CCIE face-to-face meeting in Denver, CO in 2007.
The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE) was founded in 2006 to promote professionalism in the field of sign language interpreter education through the process of accreditation. CCIE was established after nearly two decades of collaborative efforts of six stakeholder organizations, the National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc., National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Association of the Deaf, Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada and the American Sign Language Teachers Association. In 2008, CCIE became a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).