In order to maintain interpreter status, all certified interpreters must renew their certification every two years from the date of their initial certification.
Once they become certified, interpreters must:
Interpreters can do any of the following to obtain CEU credits:
The following subject areas are recommended for CEU credit:
A CEU credit is equivalent to one contact hour of participation in an approved activity or event. The number of credits approved for a particular event may vary depending on the nature, content and requirements of the event or activity. The maximum number of credits that will be approved for a single in-person event is twelve (12). Up to three (3) CEUs will be approved for training related to medical interpreting. At least three (3) credits must be ethics related. For web-based online training, one contact hour is equivalent to .25 CEUs. The maximum number of online CEUs allowed for each two-year compliance period is six (6) hours. Only online courses lead by an instructor or trainer and which include a final assessment or test of the participant’s performance, are eligible for credit. Webinars hosted in real-time in which participants can see and hear the presenter allowing interaction between participants (such as asking questions, submitting comments, answering polls, etc.) and the trainer will be awarded one (1) CEU per contact hour up to a maximum of six (6) credits for each two-year compliance period.
All CEU credits must be approved in advance by the Interpreter Program Administrator. Requests for approval must be submitted at least 30 days before the scheduled event. Interpreters must request approval by completing a CEU Approval Request Form on this page.
In addition to the CEU Approval Request Form, interpreters must submit: