Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central)


EIPA 3.5+
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Licensure requires certification
Governing Body: 
Iowa Board of Sign Language Interpreters
$120/biennially, $120 for temporary, $60 late fee, duplicate or reissue license $20, verification of license fee $20, returned check $25, disciplinary hearing fee is maximum $75, reactivation fee is $180
The Board is made up of seven members appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. The members of the board includes four licensed interpreters, three of whom are to be practicing with at least one of the four employed in an educational setting and three consumers of interpreter services who are deaf. Board Members: serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term), appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, serve no more than nine years (three full terms).
Passes the National Association of the Deaf/Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NAD/RID), National Interpreter Certification (NIC) examination after November 30, 2011; or (2) Passes one of the following examinations administered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): 1. Oral Transliteration Certificate (OTC); or 2. Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI); or (3) Passes the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a score of 3.5 or above after December 31, 1999; or (4) Passes the Cued Language Transliterator National Certification Examination (CLTNCE) administered by The National Certifying Body for Cued Language Transliterators; or (5) Currently holds one of the following NAD/RID certifications awarded through November 30, 2011, by the National Council on Interpreting (NCI): 1. National Interpreter Certification (NIC); or 2. National Interpreter Certification Advanced (NIC Advanced); or 3. National Interpreter Certification Master (NIC Master); or (6) Currently holds one of the following certifications previously awarded by the RID: 1. Certificate of Interpretation (CI); or 2. Certificate of Transliteration (CT); or 3. Certificate of Interpretation and Certificate of Transliteration (CI and CT); or 4. Interpretation Certificate/Transliteration Certificate (IC/TC); or 5. Comprehensive Skills Certificate (CSC); or (7) Currently holds one of the following certifications previously awarded by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD): 1. NAD III (Generalist); or 2. NAD IV (Advanced); or 3. NAD V (Master).
4 CEUs every 2 years
Posts disciplinary issues on their website: http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure/Actions.aspx?board=Sign%20Language%20Interpreters%20and%20Transliterators