The Road to Licensure. Where we are in the Journey. How did we get to where we are now?. Symposium and Summit FRID member survey Public testimony from FCCDHH Public testimony from FAD Road Tour Current state of interpreting in Florida FCCDHH final bill language.
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Where we are in the Journey
Regulation of the profession is needed and wanted
Recommendations for standards and licensure of sign language interpreters and providers of Computer-Aided Real-time Translation services (CART) and other accreditation standards for service providers that are not subject to regulation by the state.
The other 49 states
Florida Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.
Florida Association of the Deaf, Inc.
Note: We have suggested modifications and correction to the title of the certifying body regarding Cued English that will introduced prior to next session. Applies to all licenses and permits designated here.
AA/AS for interpreters certified after 2010 to apply for License by 2010
BA/BS for interpreters certified after 2012 to apply for license by 2012
Passing score on Certified Deaf Interpreter written test and Superior/Advanced plus SCPI/ASLPI
Twenty (20) documented hours of interpreter training 10 of which must be CDI specific and Superior/Advanced plus SCPI/ASLPI
(Those interpreters entering practice after the date of enactment shall comply with the licensing requirements as provided for in the Florida Interpreter Law.)
An emergency is one where, after documented attempts to obtain the services of a licensed interpreter, an individual who is deaf or hard of hearing determines that the delay in obtaining a licensed interpreter might lead to injury or loss to the individual requiring services.
Persons enrolled in a course of study and/or mentorship program
A qualified supervising mentor would be any or all of the following:
The Board may recommend to Department:
Chris Wagner, President of FAD addresses the Rally in Tally
Gary C. Lieffers of Lieffers and Associates
Legislative Consultant and Lobbyist
Rep. Dennis K. BaxleyHB 1333
Senator Stephen K. WiseSB 2592
We have to stay focused on our destination and together we can make a difference.
…could not be traveled without the collaborative efforts of many stakeholders…
We thank them all!