For Interpreters

Local/State Organizations


RID Supersite

The Knoxville Center of the Deaf is an approved RID Test Site for the following certification exams:

  • CDI Knowledge Exam
  • CDI Performance Exam
  • NIC Interview and Performance Exam

To schedule an exam, please submit your application to RID (see the appropriate exam’s Candidate Handbook for information on how to apply). You must have your Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter before scheduling your exam with us.

When you have your ATT Letter and are ready to schedule your Exam with KCD, please contact Craig Lemak by email at or by video phone at 865-622-2308.




Community Center Information

Chattanooga Area
Partnership for Families, Children, and Adult - Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SFDHH) - Covered Counties: Bedford, Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hamilton, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Moore, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, Van Buren, Warren

Jackson Area
JCIL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (JDHHS) - Covered Counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Humphreys, Lake, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Wayne, Weakley

Memphis Area
DeafConnect of the Mid-South, Inc. - Covered Counties: Fayette, Haywood, Lauderdale. Shelby, Tipton

Nashville Area
Bridges - Covered Counties: Cheatham, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Houston, Macon, Montgomery, Maury, Robertson, rutherford, Smith, Steward, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson

Knoxville Area
Knoxville Center of the Deaf (KCD) - Covered Counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Union, White

Tri-Cities Area
Communication Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCDHH) - Covered Counties: Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington