Professional Certification – More Information
All Candidates for certification must meet the following standards for the Professional certification level.
How these forms of documentation will be evaluated:
1. Your portfolio documentation will be evaluated to ensure that you meet the minimum standards of professional experience and training for Professional Level certification. The Evaluation Office may request you to submit clarification and/or additional information.
2. During your interview, a panel of ASLTA evaluators will ask you a series of questions regarding your knowledge of ASL and first/second language teaching practices. You may be asked to view videotapes of ASL students and comment on their skills.
3. The evaluators will individually rate your responses based on their knowledge of the field, current practices, and good teaching standards.
The primary purpose of the interview is to test your knowledge and ability to respond in a professional manner. The interview will be conducted in ASL.
In the report of your evaluation interview which you will receive, you may be asked to submit additional information, write a paper addressing certain aspects of teaching or submit a DVD or unlisted YouTube / Vimeo demonstrating certain skills and/or knowledge.