Rupert Dubler is pleased to announce the next Deaf Interpreting Workshop (DIW) happening in the beautiful Pacific Northwest over three weekends this spring. Here are the details!!

WHO: All Deaf Interpreters (POC or diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply)

WHERE:    1200 College St SE, Lacey, WA 98503

WHEN: 57 hours (in person) and 20-30 hours (online, self-paced)
Friday, March 29th 6pm-9pm
Saturday, March 30th 9am-6pm
Sunday, March 31st 9am-6pm
Online (10-15 hours, self-paced)
Friday, April 26th 6pm-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 9am to 6pm
Sunday, April 28th 9am to 6pm
Online (10-15 hours, self-paced)
Friday, May 24th 6-9pm
Saturday, May 25th 9-6pm
Sunday May 26th 9-6pm

All three weekends and online assignments are required for workshop participants who want to become a certified CDI. If the workshop participant would prefer to remain an uncertified Deaf Interpreter or is taking this training for another reason, this trainer will consider requests for partial attendance.

WHAT: This comprehensive, intensive, and interactive training is designed in part based on the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC)’s Deaf Interpreting curriculum which was collaboratively developed by a team of top CDIs in the US. The trainer also added many special topics. For more information on the curriculum, please visit
Completion of this course will satisfy the RID’s 40 hour minimum requirement to take the CDI Knowledge Exam for those who want to take the test to become a certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI).
Certifications of completion will be provided to all participants who completed the entire training.

COST: $596 non-refundable fee per Deaf Interpreter participant, with a maximum of 15 participants, confirmed on a first come first serve basis. This fee includes only the workshop but the trainer will help you find lodging nearby with possible roommates within the cohort. Payments are accepted by mail (check, money order, cashier’s check) or Google Pay. Upon request, we can send you an invoice and/or a receipt. This trainer also works with your employer or state’s Department of Rehabilitation or Vocational Rehabilitation.

WHY: Previous participants who are experienced C/DIs reported that they also benefited a lot from this training. This will help prepare participants for the exciting Deaf Interpreter Conference (DIC3) happening this June in Oregon!
By registering for this training, you are agreeing to attend all in person sessions and participate on your own schedule the online portion in between the weekends. Homework may also be assigned for the evenings during the training.

OUR TRAINER: Rupert Dubler, CDI. For more information, please see

HOW TO REGISTER: Please contact the trainer at with information on how to best communicate with you. The trainer prefers Marco Polo or Glide apps but can also VP or FaceTime. This discussion will ensure that all of your questions are answered and that the trainer can make sure this training meets your needs.