State VQAS III or above
State Agencies
State or Nat'l
State or Nat'l
All Venues
State or Nat'l
None Required
Currently to work for the state of VA you must have national certification to work in courts, State VQAS III or above to work in school system. You must be registered with e-VA and under contract with VDDHH, and minimal VQAS II to work for state agencies.
Governing Body
Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
I haven't found any fees other than the costs of the state tests: Written: $20, Performance: $80
Nine (9) members, appointed by the Governor to advise the agency, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, the Governor and the General Assembly on issues related to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Board must include 4 members who are deaf or hard of hearing, 4 members who are professionals in related fields, and one member who is a parent of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.
1. Certification from any national organization whose certification process has been recognized by the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing; or 2. A current screening level awarded by the Virginia Quality Assurance Screening Program of the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing; or 3. A screening level or recognized evaluation from any other state when (i) the credentials meet the minimum requirements of Virginia Quality Assurance Screening and (ii) the credentials are valid and current in the state issued.
Special Provisions
Interpreters hired with a VQAS Level II, EIPA Level 3.0 or the equivalent shall have two years from the date of hire to reach the required qualification.