2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. To apply for a predetermination, please fill out
Form 3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form. Pursuant to
Wis. Stat. §
111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.
Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Sign Language Interpreter Advanced Deaf credential is 08/31/odd years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Complete training and experience by one of the following methods and submit the Sign Language Interpreter Application, including all required documentation.
- Proof of earning an Associates degree or satisfies an alternative pathway for education as determined by the Department.
- Evidence of holding a Certified Deaf Interpreter Certification issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. or an equivalent certification as determined by the Department.
Application for Licensure
3227||Sign Language Interpreter Advanced Deaf License Application|
2928||Sign Language Interpreter Certificate of Professional Education or Training Program Completion|
2926||Request for Verification of Membership And/or Certification of RID|
3228||Exemption Request Form|
3217||Application for Fee Reduction (This form
must accompany the application for the credential if requesting a fee reduction.)|
|3085||Application for Predetermination|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
|2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
3071||Fax Payment Form|