Standards for Permanent Credential

Date Information Last Verified: 02/20/2023

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

  • Pre-Service Education: An interpreter training program certificate from an accredited 2- or 4-year college with coursework in interpretation, transliterating, oral interpreting, current practices for interpreters in educational settings, and ethical practices for interpreters; 150 hours of practicum in an educational setting with a licensed educational interpreter mentor
  • Skill Verification: EIPA (3.3 for an initial license, 3.5 for renewal); Alternative eligibility with a license from Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services or one of the following certifications: NIC, Ed:K-12, CI&CT, CSC, MCSC, CDI, BEI (Basic, Advanced, or Master)
  • Knowledge Verification: N/A
  • Renewal Timeline: Every 5 Years
  • Continuing Education: 75 hours per five years
  • Additional Comments: 

Standards for Provisional Credential

  • Is a provisional credential available? Yes
  • What is required for the provisional credential? District Admin Request and proof of enrollment in or completion of an ITP
  • How long can one hold a provisional credential? One Year

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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