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

Washington

Standards
Schools: 
K-12 interpreters (by the 2016 school year must possess): • The Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a minimum score of 3.5 AND the EIPA written test with a passing score; OR • National Interpreting Certificate with Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) AND the EIPA written test with a passing score.
Courts: 
Court Interpreters effective January 14, 2015: Hearing Interpreters: • Specialist certificate: Legal (SC: L) from the Registry of interpreters for the deaf; OR • Registry of interpreters for the deaf (RID) certification and having passed the SC: L written test. • Must undergo a DSHS criminal background check conducted by DSHS back check central unit using DSHS form 09-653 background authorization. \ • Must complete the Washington courts training provided by the AOC. Deaf Interpreters: • Must hold a current certified deaf interpreter (CDI) certification from the registry of interpreters for the deaf; • Must undergo a DSHS criminal background check conducted by DSHS background check central unit using DSHS form 09-653 background authorization; • Must complete the Washington courts training provided by the AOC