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Assuring Equality, Respect, Accessibility and Independence for All Individuals with a Hearing Loss
Under the Interpreter for the Deaf Act of 2007, interpreters are required to have a license to provide interpreting services after January 1, 2009, unless an exemption applies. Interpreter licenses are based on proficiency levels. The proficiency levels determine which interpreting assignments an interpreter can accept.
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.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission has cancelled its annual conference scheduled for April 3 & 4, 2020, at the University of Illinois, Springfield. IDHHC hopes to offer alternative options for interpreter professional development during the coming months.
If you have questions regarding the Interpreters for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007 or its rules, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
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