Role of the Educational Sign Language Interpreter

Qualifications of Educational Sign Language Interpreters in Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) outlines in Rule 51 that in order to be a qualified educational sign language interpreter in Nebraska, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency diploma or higher

  • Receive a passing score on the EIPA written exam

  • Attain and maintain one or more of the following competency levels

o   Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Competency Level 4.0 or above

o   Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf Certification (RID)

o   National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Competency level 4.0 or above

o   National Interpreter Certification (NIC)

o   Quality Assurance Screening Test (QAST) Competency Level 4.0

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Clock Hour Requirements for Educational Sign Language Interpreters

Useful Links for Interpreting in the Educational Setting

National Association of Interpreters in Education

The National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) is an organization of interpreters who provide services to support the communication needs of Deaf and hard of hearing students in educational settings. The organization pursues professional excellence by identifying and supporting best practices within the field through continuing education, networking, resources, and other professional opportunities.

Classroom Interpreting

This site is designed to help educational teams in K – 12 settings support deaf and hard of hearing students who use educational interpreters to access education and social interaction.

Classroom Interpreting: A Series of Guides for Parents, Professionals, and Students

These publications have been developed for school administrators, educators, educational interpreters, students, and parents to support language access for deaf and hard of hearing children in general education settings.