Testing Information 



Illinois BEI Interpreter Certification

The purpose of the IL BEI interpreter testing and certification process is to provide certification options to Illinois interpreters.  The certification tests are both proficiency-based and criterion-referenced evaluations.

IL BEI Manual

    ~The manual helps you to become familiar with the general format, content, and evaluation criteria used in the examinations, as well as, explain IDHHC's policies and procedures for the testing process.

IL BEI Test of English Proficiency (TEP) $80:

IL BEI Performance Test:  
Basic $250    Advanced $275    Master $300
(Note- Passing the Test of English Proficiency is a requirement before applying for a performance test):

IL BEI Replacement Card $15
(Includes lost/stolen cards or name changes)

IL BEI Out of State Conversion $22
Upon conversion, the BEI certificate holder is required to comply annually with the IL BEI Certificate Maintenance procedures.  Compliance with IL BEI Certificate Maintenance does not maintain your BEI certificate in the issuing state.

Deaf Interpreter Knowledge Based Test $80:

Note:  In order to take the Deaf Interpreter Knowledge Based Test, an applicant must have completed 8 contact hours of Ethics (RID Code of Professional Conduct) and 8 contact hours on the role and responsibilities of Certified Deaf Interpreters within 3 years prior to the date of application.




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