Requirements to work as a Sign Language Interpreter in Minnesota
What interpreter certifications are recognized in Minnesota?
Any certification offered by RID or NAD. EIPA is accepted for K-12 settings. RID SC:L is preferred for working in Minnesota courts. Minnesota does not offer or recognize BEI certification. For more information about the BEI, go to: https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/assistive-services-providers/board-evaluation-interpreters-certification-program
Working in a K-12 Setting:
Any person employed to provide American sign language/English interpreting or sign transliterating services on a full-time or part-time basis for a school district must have the following:
Working in a post-secondary (colleges/universities) setting:
National certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, or National Association for the Deaf is highly encouraged, but not required. Each post-secondary college or university interviews and hires based on qualifications, and what is determined as qualified is defined by each hiring entity.