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


NIC, NAD 3+, State or Nat'l
Governing Body: 
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans
$3 referral fee
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans consists of seven members appointed at large and one member from each advisory committee established under section 256C.24, subdivision 3. At least 50 percent of the members must be deaf or deafblind or hard of hearing. Members shall include persons who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, parents of children who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, and representatives of county and regional human services, including representatives of private service providers. Commission members are appointed by the governor for a three-year term and shall serve no more than two consecutive terms. The commission shall select one member as chair. Notwithstanding section 15.059, the commission does not expire.
NIC plus graduation from ITP, new graduates have 2 years to work with mentor and implement an education plan
Special Provisions: 
For new interpreters in the provisional period, they will develop and implement an education plan with certified mentor. The person may apply for a one-time limited extension if they provide these items: (1) letters of support from the person's mentor, a parent of a pupil the person serves, the special education director of the district in which the person is employed, and a representative from regional service center of the deaf and hard-of-hearing, (2) records of the person's formal education, training, experience, and progress on the person's education plan and (3) an explanation of why the extension is needed. As a condition of receiving the extension, the person must comply with a plan and the accompanying time line for meeting the requirements of this subdivision. A committee composed of the director of the Minnesota Resource Center Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, or the director's designee, a representative of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens, a representative of the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, and other appropriate persons selected by the commissioner must develop the plan and time line for the person receiving the extension. Oral and Cued Speech transliterators