EIPA 3.5, NIC, NAD 4+
State Agencies
None Required
Governing Body
Renewal is every 2 years but no fees were disclosed.
The board shall consist of seven (7) members. At least three (3) of the seven (7) members shall be persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. (c) Board members shall meet at least one (1) of the following: (1) Knowledge of the interpreting process, which includes having at least three (3) of the following:
(A) RID, NAD, or ASLTA certification. (B) Membership in a deaf association. (C) Graduation from an interpreter education program. (D) One hundred (100) clock hours of attendance in a workshop regarding the interpreting process. (E) One hundred (100) clock hours of ASL studies. (2) At least five (5) years of documented experience as a provider or consumer of interpreting services. (3) Three (3) letters of recommendation attesting to the following: (A) Knowledge of interpreting. (B) Fluency in ASL and English. (d) Original appointments to the board shall be made in the following manner:
(1) Four (4) members for a term of two (2) years. (2) Three (3) members for a term of three (3) years.
(b) The five types of certificates and corresponding requirements include:

1-American Sign Language: Hold the RID Certificate of Interpretation (CI) or the NAD Level IV or V for educational situations requiring an ASL/English interpreter.
2-Manually Coded English (MCE): Hold the RID Certificate of Transliteration (CT) for (unspecified MCE) educational situations requiring transliteration.
3-Oral Transliteration: Hold the RID Oral Transliteration Certificate (OTC) for educational situations requiring an oral transliterator. This certificate requires a special written and performance exam.
4-Cued Speech: Hold certification from TEC Unit and pass the RID written generalist test for educational situations requiring a cued speech transliterator.
5-Signing Exact English (SEE-II): Pass the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) instrument specific to SEE-II at level 3.5 and pass the RID written generalist test. These are the requirements for educational situations needing a SEE-II transliterator.
Annually one (1) CEU from one of the following seven content areas: Deaf Culture and History; Language Development and Acquisition in Children; Child Development; Foundations in Interpreting Theory and Practice; Code of Ethics for Educational Interpreters; Principles and Practices of Special Education; or Audiological Issues for Students and Adults.
Special Provisions
Recent graduates of ITPs can apply for a limited state certificate for up to 5 years as long as they earn CEUs each year
(a)DHHS shall create a grievance committee, of which the DHHS deputy director shall be the chair, consisting of a minimum of five (5) other members, which must consist of at least the following:
(1)At least two (2) members who:
(A)are deaf or hard of hearing; and
(B)have experience using interpreters.
(2)Two (2) members must hold either NAD or RID certification.
(3)One (1) member may be a professional other than an interpreter but must be knowledgeable of the interpreter standards set forth in this rule.
(b)The term of grievance committee members shall be three (3) years. However, the initial committee will have three (3) members to be determined by the committee who shall serve two (2) years and the remaining members shall serve three (3) years. After the initial term of each appointment, all members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years and may be appointed for one (1) additional term. If a member of the committee resigns, dies, or is removed, the new appointee shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term. Committee members shall not be eligible for reappointment for at least one (1) year after serving two (2) consecutive terms.
(c)DHHS shall seek training in negotiation and mediation for the committee members.