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.


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E-Pay is electronic payment site offered as a convenience and can be used with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. It is not an online application process. All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and you must submit your completed application and required documentation to the IDHHC office via U.S. mail.


Required Fee
(Section 1515.170)

Important Information

Initial License – Provisional $50 Application plus $175 License Expires one year from date of issuance.  Only allowed 1 renewal.
Initial License – General $50 Application plus $175 License
(Issued after July 1st, $50 Application plus pro-rated $90 License)
Expires annually on December 31th.

Annual Renewal

$150 A prepopulated renewal form is sent via email by November 1st of each year.
Request to Update Information Varies Please use this form to update various license information including name change, inactive status, change of proficiency level or request for duplicate license.
Restoration Varies Contact IDHHC for calculation of fee.
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