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The EIPA: Everything You Need to Know for Success! By Cindy Farnham, M.A.

  • 24 Feb 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (PST)
  • Mesa College, Business Technology Building, Room BT 101



SDCRID Presents:

The EIPA: Everything You Need to Know for Success!

By Cindy Farnham

Date: February 24, 2024

Time: 8:30 - 5:30 (1 hour lunch on your own)

Location: Mesa College, Business Technology Building

Room BT101

Presented in ASL

0.8 PS CEUs 

The workshop will cover the skill domains rated by the EIPA. Each skill domain will be discussed in depth with examples given for each. Specific focus will be on WHY these domains are rated and how they relate to student learning and success.  Participants will be given the opportunity to practice these skill domains and then discuss the experience.  Information will be shared about common areas that result in low test scores and strategies will be shared for improving these specific areas.  Activities for professional development will be shared and modeled.  The presenter will also discuss the testing experience from application to test completion. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the testing process from arrival to departure.

2. Discuss the skill domains assessed by the EIPA.

3. Examine how each skill domain is tied to student learning for Deaf consumers

4. Integrate ideas for professional development tailored to the EIPA skill domains.

About the Presenter: 

Cindy Farnham, M.A., Master Mentor, RID Certified Interpreter, is a freelance interpreter, mentor, consultant and trainer. She earned her M.A. in Education from California State University, Sacramento. Cindy received her Master Mentor certificate in 2002. She has a private training and mentoring practice assisting interpreters pursuing certification. Cindy specializes in training interpreters desiring to take the EIPA and the RID NIC exams. She is an adjunct professor in the Interpreter Preparation Program at American River College. She served eight years on the Board of Directors for the Conference of Interpreter Trainers, Inc. 

Early Bird Member rate: $45

Early Bird Non member Rate: $50

Scholarships may be available, please contact for more information.

Request for Accommodations: In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, events sponsored by SDCRID are accessible to all individuals. If you will need reasonable accommodations for this event, please alert SDCRID at by February 9th, 2024.

For refund and cancellation policies, email

SDCRID promotes an environment free of mutual respect free of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or any other protected class.

ASL Communications is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for .08 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level. 


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