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Tennessee Interpreter Licensure Update!


The State Interpreter Licensure work-group would like to invite you to view and provide feedback on the DRAFT Bill that has been prepared.  You can find all the links and information on the TRID website here: State Licensure.

Feedback may be provided via English text or video to this address: tninterpreterlic@gmail.com

The work-group welcomes all comments, questions, and suggestions no later than November 10, 2017.

The work-group would like to especially thank Mike Helms and Eric Workman for putting the DRAFT Bill into ASL. A special thank you also to April Haggard for putting the frequently asked questions into ASL.

Thank you for taking the time to review these documents and please consider attending the meeting at the Nashville Public Library on December 9, 2017 from 10 am - 1 pm CST.  You are welcome to bring your own food as none will be provided.

The work-group will share an update regarding the format for the meeting on Saturday, December 9.

The work-group would like to emphasize this is only being shared with stakeholders for feedback.  This DRAFT Bill is not ready to be submitted to the state legislature. 

The Work-group

Access to the Documents

Click on the attached document below for the English version of the DRAFT Sign Language Interpreter Bill

Click HERE for the ASL version of the DRAFT Sign Language Interpreters Bill

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the attachment below for the English version of the FAQs

Click HERE for the ASL version of the FAQs

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*The small group has also discussed removing the portion regarding the requirement for Liability Insurance.  It CAN BE REMOVED from the FINAL Proposal.  However, we wanted to share this with you now.*

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December 9, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Nashville Public Library - Conference Center
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219