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Standards for Permanent Credential
The standards listed below reflect the minimum requirements to work as an educational interpreter in this state.
- Pre-Service Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent and ITP completion
- Skill Verification: RID, NAD IV+, EIPA 4.0*
- Knowledge Verification: Yes
- Renewal Timeline: N/A
- Continuing Education: Through RID
- Additional Comments: *An EIPA score is not specified in the law. A memo currently unavailable online (dated May, 2008) specifies that an EIPA 4.0+, passing the EIPA written, and membership in RID with requisite CEUs is acceptable for permanent credentialing.
Standards for Provisional Credential
- Is a provisional credential available? Yes
- What is required for the provisional credential? A professional development (PD) plan, ITP completion, weekly mentoring
- 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.
Interpreter Training Programs
For a list of currently available programs in your state visit the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) website.