Interpreting in the K-12 Setting

As IDHHC is the licensing body for sign language interpreters working in the community, the Illinois State Board for Education (ISBE) regulates educational sign language interpreters providing services to children in a K-12 setting.  For questions in regard to educational interpreting in a K-12 setting, please contact Todd Williams, ISBE Principal Consultant, at, or call 217.782.5589.

The Illinois Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) is an accepted, state issued certification to apply for an Illinois Sign Language Interpreter License and/or Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approval for educational interpreters. IDHHC administers the BEI testing at its office in Springfield, Illinois.


Illinois Educational Interpreter Registry

IDHHC will be developing a new Statewide Educational Interpreter Registry. If you would like your name and contact information to be added to this Statewide Educational Interpreter Registry please complete the registration form below and submit. The goal of the registry is to provide a centralized location that school districts can utilize to identify ISBE Approved Educational Interpreters in the K-12 setting. IDHHC will notify you when the online Directory is available on the IDHHC website.