Standards for Permanent Credential

Date Information Last Verified: 03/12/2023

The standards listed below reflect the minimum requirements to work as an educational interpreter in this state.

  • Pre-Service Education:  Completion of Interpreter Training Program
  • Skill Verification:  Interpreter: RID (NIC), EIPA 4.0; Oral or Cued Speech Transliterators: RID OTC, TECUnit
  • Knowledge Verification:  EIPA:WT to satisfy requirements with EIPA
  • Renewal Timeline:  N/A
  • Continuing Education:  20 hours annually
  • Additional Comments:  To satisfy the requirements with EIPA, interpreter must be a member of RID’s ACET program for CEUs.

Standards for Provisional Credential

  • Is a provisional credential available?   Yes
  • What is required for the provisional credential?  Mentoring under RID certified or NAD IV, V interpreter, weekly on-site mentoring, written educational plan
  • How long can one hold a provisional credential?  Four years. As of May 2015, interpreters with EIPA 3.5-3.9 and who have passed the EIPA Written Test can continue to work until further notice (See Memo). An additional memo currently unavailable online (dated January, 2016) specifies that these interpreters with EIPA 3.5-3.9 require a PD plan and mentoring, and are not permanently credentialed. See this page for more information.

State Resources

For a list of current NAIE State Ambassadors click here.

For a list of currently available programs in your state visit the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) website.


Contact info@naiedu.org to update or correct the information above. 

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