Detailed payment information is provided in Step 5: Payment
Gallaudet Students, Faculty, and Staff: Please send email to ASLPI@gallaudet.edu 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, or the fee will be collected for invoiced evaluations:
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 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 The ASLPI office
OPEN VP only ASLPI -- video technology evaluation in The ASLPI office (between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST/EDT)
"I do not live near Gallaudet and will need to take the ASLPI from my area via video technology"
Available formats include:
OPEN ASLPI -- video technology evaluation
OPEN VP only ASLPI -- video technology evaluation
If you do not reside near Gallaudet University, you will need to take the ASLPI from your area via video technology.
The goal is to find a neutral space that is suitable for testing, and for someone (preferably an employee at the location) to be present at that location to assist with logistical oversight. Spaces are often modified temporarily so ASLPI testing can happen and then returned to the way they were prior to testing.
For locations that do not have videophones, we offer a free video conferencing software that we utilize for ASLPI testing. The video conferencing software link will be provided once we are connected to your site/proctor. Free services such as Skype and FaceTime are not permitted because of the random issues with connection, clarity, freezing and pixelation.
Please click here for site and proctor information
Private, undisturbed area
VP 200, ntouch VP, ZVRS, P3, Convo, Fuze webconference (or other video webconferencing that is tested for compatibility).
Chair (no arms, no wheels, no swivel mechanism)
Clutter-free area behind the examinee
Appropriate and sufficient lighting
Limited direct and excessive sunlight
A proctor available to ensure:
the ASLPI is not recorded at the proctored site
there are no interruptions for the duration (20-25 minutes)
no one is observing the evaluation as it is taking place
***DO NOT use wireless/wifi connection. Use ethernet cable/DSL connection***
Below is a sample of the testing space requirements.
A proctor is required for all distance/remote ASLPIs. Students at educational institutions may not serve as ASLPI proctors (unless pre-approval is received), nor can the proctor be personally affiliated (i.e., friend or relative) with the examinee. The proctor should have some signing skills; however, high level proficiency is not required. The proctor is not involved with the evaluation. The proctor assures The ASLPI that the evaluation will take place in accordance with the system processes and protocol. The proctor also ensures the evaluation is not recorded in any fashion.
If you have any questions about the formats, send email: ASLPI@gallaudet.edu. We will be happy to assist you.
External to Gallaudet
High School Student
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).
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.
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
New Employment Prerequisite
Employment Annual Evaluation
Distribution of Result Report
If you need a CC of your result report sent to anyone else, please provide their email(s) below:
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.
Step 2: Calendar Availability
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields
Given the testing availability on the calendar, please provide 2-3 possible time slots below that work for your schedule (and your proctor's if applicable):
All time slots posted are Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT). If you live in a different time zone, please consider the time difference.
Click here if you are unable to view calendar above
Please let us know if you are taking the ASLPI at Gallaudet or from your area:*
"I will be taking the ASLPI at Gallaudet University."
"I will be taking the ASLPI from my area."
Step 3: Informed Consent Video Record Release
Red Asterisks (*) are required fields
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 The ASLPI, 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.
The ASLPI would like to use my interview for other purposes noted below. Regardless of whether I grant permission for The ASLPI 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 Procifiency Interview (ASLPI) to be used for the following external/public purposes.
I DO NOT GRANT permission for my video recorded American Sign Language Procifiency Interview (ASLPI) to be used for any 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
The ASLPI website as a visual sample of the proficiency levels for public viewing (a portion of my interview will be uploaded to the The ASLPI website and my proficiency level [e.g., 1, 2+, 3] will be publicly identified on the website).
Questions about any risk of granting permission to use your video recorded ASLPI may be addressed to:
Merrill Learning Center
(202) 250-2394 (VP)
(202) 846-8100 (VP)
(202) 651-5222 (V)
(202) 651-5880 (FAX) ASLPI@gallaudet.edu
Your typed name below represents your electronic signature.
Submit & Review Scheduling Request
Step 4: Review Data
Please review your data below and make any neccessary changes before you submit to process your ASLPI scheduling request.
Submit your ASLPI Request
Step 5: Payment
This payment processing is a secure and confidential site that is utilized by Gallaudet University. Both credit card and check payment methods are accepted. If you have any questions or concerns with regard to a payment submitted, please send email to: ASLPI@Gallaudet.edu.
The fee for the ASLPI evaluation is $165.00. Please do not pay $185.00 in the payment box below. The $20.00 proctor compensation needs to be provided directly to your proctor (if you are taking the ASLPI via video technology from another location).
Select your payment options below:
"I want to pay for my ASLPI today"
"I want to pay for my ASLPI later"
Deferred Payment Option
Payment is due at least one week prior to the evaluation date. If you are scheduling in advance and prefer to pay at a later time, please click below to automatically notify us that you will pay at a later time. You will be provided with a "tentative confirmation."
Opt to pay at a later time
Thank you for completing the ASLPI Scheduling Process, which includes the following steps:
Completing the ASLPI Request and Consent Forms.
If payment was deferred, process the payment at least one week in advance of the evaluation date. A friendly reminder will be provided about payment.
If you are taking the ASLPI via video technology from your area, print and complete the Payment Form for Proctor Fee and provide to your proctor.
Payment Form for Proctor Fee (print)
A copy of your submitted ASLPI Request will be provided to you in your email inbox. If you have successfully completed all of the above, there is nothing more to do at this time. We will be in touch very soon via email to finalize your scheduling process. If you have any questions, please send email to: ASLPI@gallaudet.edu.