Interpreter Classifications

Full or Abbreviated Proficiency Test

The table below summarizes the classification for interpreters working in a foreign langauge for which there is a full or abbreviated proficiency test:

Criteria Classification
Certified Otherwise Qualified
Master Certified Qualified Conditional
Written Exam 85 % or higher 80& or higher 80% or higher 80% or higher
Simultaneous 85% or higher 70% or higher 60% or higher 50% or higher
Consecutive 85% or higher 70% or higher 60% or higher 50% or higher
Sight (Eng./FL) 85% or higher avg, but no lower than 80% in each part 70% or higher average, but no lower than 65% in each part 60% or higher average, but no lower than 55% in each part 50% or higher
Sight (FL/Eng.) 85% or higher avg, but no lower than 80% in each part 70% or higher avg, but no lower than 65% in each part 60% or higher avg, but no lower than 55% in each part 50% or higher

 

No Oral Proficiency Test

The next table summarizes the classification for interpreters working in a foreign language for which there is no oral proficiency test:

Criteria Classification
Otherwise Qualified
Registered Conditional
Written Exam 80% or higher 80% or higher
Oral Proficiency Interview Superior level No Oral Proficiency Interview available
English Oral Proficiency Test Superior level Superior level
Other Pass oral proficiency test in their language when available Pass oral proficiency test in their language when available

 

Sign Language and Interpreters for the Deaf

Sign language interpreters and interpreters for the deaf will be classified as follows:

Criteria Classification
Certified Otherwise Certified
Master Certified Qualified Registered
Written Exam 85% or higher 80% or higher 80% or higher 80% or higher
RID Certification SC/L CI/CT, CDI, CLIP-R, CSC, NIC CI or CT, or any other relvant Any other relevant RID certificate
NAD Certification None NAD V NAD IV Any other relevant RID certificate
Register with ODHH Yes Yes Yes Only if holding a RID or NAD certification
Attempt to obtain relevant legal certificate NA As necessary As necessary As necessary
Provide evidence of certification Yes Yes Yes Yes