West Virginia

Date Information Last Verified:  03/12/2023

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
  • Skill Verification:  RID, EIPA 3.5, State Test
  • Knowledge Verification:  Yes, EIPA:WT
  • Renewal Timeline:  N/A
  • Continuing Education:  N/A
  • Additional Comments:  Requirements for interpreters begin on p. 61 of documentation.  Certificate requires 36 semester hours of post-secondary education. There are two different provisional credentials.

Standards for Provisional Credential

  • Is a provisional credential available?   Yes
  • What is required for the provisional credential?  Two types: (1) Restricted: 36 semester hours, Sign Support Specialist PD plan, proof of having taken required assessment(s) at least once (and annually for renewal); (2) Initial: 36 semester hours or hours plus EIPA:WT, and performance exam EIPA 3.0+, NAD III+, RID, NIC, or QAS II+
  • How long can one hold a provisional credential?    Three years. Renewal requires 15 hours of WVDE-approved PD, satisfaction of WVRID requirements, employing county superintendent recommendation.

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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