In this paper, fired and non-fired direct PECVD deposited Si-SiNx interface properties with and without NH3 pretreatment on both n- and p-type mono-crystalline silicon samples were investigated with deep-level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) measurements. A and B defect states are identified at the Si-SiNx interface. Energy-dependent electron and hole capture cross sections were measured by small-pulse DLTS. Fired samples with NH3 pretreatment show the lowest DLTS signals, which suggests the lowest overall Dit. The combination of NH3 pretreatment and firing is also suggested for application in the solar cell fabrication.