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Sign Language Interpreter - License Information

1) Complete training and experience by one of the following methods and submit the Sign Language Interpreter Application, including all required documentation.  

License Method 1 Requirements:Associate degree in sign language interpretation or a certificate of completion of an education and training program regarding such interpretation.

Plus one of the following:

  • Any valid certification granted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or its successor. (Complete Form #2926)
  • A valid certification level 3, 4 or 5 granted by the National Association of the Deaf or its successor. (Complete Form #2932)
  • Any valid certification granted by any other organization that the department determines is substantially equivalent to a certification specified in first preceding bullet point.

License Method 2 Requirements:

  • Any valid certification granted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or its successor. (Complete Form #2926)
  • Satisfactory evidence of a diagnosis by a physician that the applicant is deaf or hard of hearing.

License Method 3 Requirements:

Within 24 months after establishing residency in the state, the applicant must provide satisfactory evidence that the applicant holds one of the following certifications.

  • Any valid certification granted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or its successor. (Complete Form #2926)
  • A valid certification level 3, 4, or 5 granted by the National Association of the Deaf or its successor. (Complete Form #2932)
  • Any valid certification granted by any other organization that the Department determines is substantially equivalent to a certification specified in two preceding bullet points. 

and the applicant must meet both of the following:

  • Applicant obtained the certification prior to establishing residence in this state.
  • Applicant held the certification at the time the applicant established residency in this state.

 2) Determination to grant or deny credential. 

Application Process