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

South Carolina

Standards
Courts: 
RID certification or NAD 4 or 5 are required.
Licensure: 
A bill has been drafted but has not passed yet.
Qualifications: 
Section 40-24-140. The requirements of this chapter apply to all: agencies as defined by Section 40-24-110(a); hospital systems regulated by the Department of Health and Environmental Control under Title 44; and public school districts. Section 40-24-150. (A) A person only may provide sign language interpreting services for an agency or hospital if he has: achieved nationally recognized certification; and may satisfactorily determine whether the credentials of a sign language interpreter meet the requirements of this chapter if the person is: registered with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as indicated by the presence of the name of the person on an online directory maintained by the department pursuant to Section 40-24-170; and identified as having required credentials by the: South Carolina Association of the Deaf or the South Carolina Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; and National Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf. Section 40-24-160. (A) A person only may provide sign language interpreting services for a public school district if he has: achieved an EIPA level of 3.5 or higher using the ASL/PSE language version; successfully completed the EIPA written test; provided a sworn statement that he has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the EIPA Code of Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters; and registered with the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. (B) A public school district: only may employ or use a person who has satisfied the criteria of subsection (A); and may satisfactorily determine whether the credentials of a sign language interpreter meet the requirements of this chapter if the person is: registered with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation as indicated by the presence of the name of the person on an online directory maintained by the department pursuant to Section 40-24-170; and identified as having required credentials by SCRID and SCATD.