Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007

IDHHC is the licensing body for sign language interpreters under the Illinois Interpreters for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007The Licensure Act requires anyone who is providing interpreting services in Illinois to be licensed unless specifically exempted under the Act.  The Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007 Rules provides specific details such as the required accepted certifications, fees, proficiency levels, continuing education and standards of professional conduct.  The Licensure Act & Rules can be downloaded via the above links.

IDHHC is launching the Enterprise licenses and permits (ELP) Platform for online processing of all sign language interpreter applications & renewals.

  • The Illinois ELP is an easy-to-use, statewide licensing and permitting system across all subscribing government organizations within Illinois.

  • All Licensure Applications & Renewals must be submitted via the ELP Platform. 

  • IDHHC will no longer accept any applications sent via email or US Mail.

  • Licensure fees are required via the platform at time of submission.  Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and electronic checks.

  • All required documentation including accepted certificates and supporting legal documents must be uploaded to the platform at time of submission.

ELP_Tutorial_Licensure Renewal_Revised.pdf




 Click on the ELP button below to begin your application.