Educational Sign Language Interpreter Permit

As of June 11, 2011, all interpreters shall hold a permit to serve in a public school as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter.

An Applicant shall meet AT LEAST ONE the following requirements:

  • Submit an Institutional Recommendation from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Be able to document national certification
  • Have obtained a score of 3.5 or greater on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment(EIPA) in one of the following areas of sign language: American Sign Language (ASL), Manually-Coded English(MCE), or Pidgin Sign Language(PSE)
  • Be able to document successful, full-time experience as an interpreter in a public school setting three(3) out of the last six(6) years AND have obtained a score of 3.2 or greater on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment(EIPA) in one of the following areas of sign language: American Sign Language (ASL), Manually-Coded English(MCE), or Pigdin Sign Language(PSE). To renew a permit issued under this requirement the applicant will have to obtain a score of 3.5 or greater on the EIPA in addition to all other standard renewal requirements

Download the Permit Application