ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) welcomes you to the ASLPI Scheduling Process. Prospective examinees take the ASLPI for an array of purposes which include but are not limited to:
  • Academic Admission, Progression and Exit/Completion
  • Employment Hire, Advancement, Promotion, Annual Evaluation
  • American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) Certification
  • Portfolio/Self-Interest
The ASLPI Request and Scheduling Process requires 5 easy steps as follows:
  • General Information
  • Step 1: Personal Information
  • Step 2: Calendar Availability
  • Step 3: Informed Consent Video Record Release
  • Step 4: Review Data
  • Step 5: Payment
We cannot meet last minute requests so please schedule
in advance of your needed time frame.

Please proceed by clicking on CONTINUE below.

General Information: Fee

  • ASLPI -- $165.00
  • Remote Videophone (VP) ASLPI -- $165.00 + $20.00 (proctor compensation)
Detailed payment information is provided in Step 5: Payment

Gallaudet Students, Faculty, and Staff: Please send email to regarding fees.

Late Cancellation / No Show / Late Arrival Policy: (applies to all examinees)

If any of the following occurs, the examinee will not be reimbursed the pre-paid evaluation fee:
  • An examinee cancels an ASLPI evaluation less than 48 hours of the scheduled evaluation.
  • An examinee does not show up for the scheduled ASLPI evaluation.
  • An examinee shows up more than 10 minutes late for the scheduled ASLPI evaluation (without providing notice of the late arrival). The fee above will be assessed and the examinee will need to reschedule the evaluation. Late arrivals impact on other scheduled evaluations.

General Information: ASLPI Formats

Now that you are clear about the fee(s) associated with the evaluation, the next step is understanding the formats for the ASLPI. Use the following guide:

I live in the vicinity of Gallaudet and plan to take the ASLPI at Gallaudet
Available formats include:
  • OPEN ASLPI -- face-to-face evaluation in ASL-DES office
  • OPEN VP only ASLPI -- videophone evaluation in ASL-DES office (between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT/EST)
I do not live near Gallaudet and will need to take the ASLPI from my area via videophone
Available formats include:
  • OPEN ASLPI -- videophone evaluation
  • OPEN VP only ASLPI -- videophone evaluation
If you do not reside near Gallaudet University, you will need to take the ASLPI from your area via videophone. This requires you finding a neutral site and someone at that site who will provide logistical oversight of your evaluation. Please click here for site and proctor information.

If you have any questions about the formats, please send email to: We will be happy to assist you.


Step 1: Personal Information

Status: (Please check one status)*

Gallaudet Faculty
Pre-tenure track
Non-tenure track
Galludet Staff
Extended Temp
Gallaudet Student
Clerc Center
External to Gallaudet

Gallaudet Faculty, Staff, and Students: Under Department/Program/School/Business, please type in the name of your academic department.

External to Gallaudet: Under Department/Program/School/Business, please type in the name of your school, business, or entity for which you are taking the ASLPI (if applicable).

Last Name*First Name*Middle Name
Pager/CellGallaudet ID (if applicable)
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields.
The information contained in this box is for the purpose of analyzing language acquisition patterns. All information will be kept confidential and will have no impact on your evaluation or result.*

Deaf Blind
Late deafened
Hard of Hearing
Have you previously taken the ASLPI evaluation?*


If Yes, where and when did you last take the evaluation?
For what main purpose are you taking the ASLPI? (please check one box that best describes the main purpose)*

Academic Program Admission
Academic Program Progression
Academic Program Exit/Completion
ASLTA Certification
New Employment Prerequisite
Employment Annual Evaluation
Employment Advancement
Distribution of Result Report
If you need your result report sent to someone else, please provide their email(s) below:

Email #1:
Email #2:
Email #3:
Should we be aware of any medical or physical condition that may affect your signing? If you would like to provide that information, please describe:

If you would like to request special accommodations for the ASLPI, please describe the accommodation needs below. Documentation from the Office of Students with Disabilities (OSWD) or a qualified professional must be provided at least two weeks prior to the scheduled interview date.
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields.

Step 2: Calendar Availability

Given the calendar availability below, please provide 2-3 possible time slots below that work for your schedule (and your proctor's if applicable):

1. Date:* Time:*
2. Date: Time:
3. Date: Time:
Please let us know if you are taking the ASLPI at Gallaudet or from your area:*

Location: At Gallaudet From my area
Site Name:
Proctor Name:
Proctor Email:
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields.

Step 3: Informed Consent Video Record Release*

The American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) is an evaluation adapted from the Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The precept in this type of evaluation is to find out, through an interactive interview conducted by a qualified ASLPI interviewer, what an individual can do with ASL at a given point in time. The ASLPI is taken for many purposes (e.g., to meet admission and academic requirements; for employment purposes; to include results in a portfolio). The ASLPI is video recorded and a team of qualified evaluators rate the interview and assign a holistic proficiency level (0-5). Video recorded interviews are not copied and provided to examinees or any other individual. All video recorded interviews are maintained in a confidential, secure location.

As with all measurement instruments and evaluation tools, quality control is critical. All aspects of the ASLPI evaluation system are closely and continually monitored, checked and reviewed for validity and reliability. Training and ongoing refresher retraining is cyclically provided to all evaluators and is critical to maintaining a sound system and ensuring inter- and intra-rater reliability. The internal quality assurance checks and ongoing evaluator training require the use of video recorded evaluations. Confidentiality is mandated of all evaluators and system personnel, and any breach of this confidentiality can lead to immediate dismissal.

I understand that the video recording of my interview and all data related to my evaluation are kept secure and confidential, and become the exclusive property of ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services, Gallaudet University. The video recording will not be released to me under any circumstance as the process, procedures and protocol are copyrighted and legally registered information, and any release of materials would compromise the validity of the evaluation. I understand that interviews are checked for internal quality control, confidential inter- and intra-rating reliability studies, and for ongoing training of evaluators to maintain the psychometric integrity of the system.

ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) would like to use my interview for other purposes noted below. Regardless of whether I grant permission for ASL-DES to use my interview for external/public purposes, my relationship with Gallaudet University, or my home institution, will not change, nor will there be any effect on my ASLPI result.
I GRANT permission for my video recorded American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) to be used for the following external/public purposes:
(Please type an X or initial the options below for which you grant permission)
  • Review of evaluation system by language proficiency experts in the field
  • Periodic comparative studies of the system with other tests/tools that measure ASL proficiency
  • Presentations about signed language proficiency evaluation and other related topics and areas of interest
  • ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) website as a visual sample of the proficiency levels for public viewing (a portion of my interview will be uploaded to the ASL-DES website and my proficiency level [e.g., 1, 2+, 3] will be publicly identified on the website).
I DO NOT GRANT permission for my video recorded American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) to be used for any external/public purposes.
Questions about any risk of granting permission to use your video recorded American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) may be addressed to:

Marti Edelman Kellner
Business Operations Coordinator
ASL Diagnostic and Evaluation Services
Merrill Learning Center, Room 2200
Gallaudet University
(202) 651-5222 (V)
(202) 250-2394 (VP)
(202) 651-5880 (FAX)

Your typed name below represents your electronic signature.

Signature: *    
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields.
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