Please see the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing’s ‘Sign Language Interpreter Licensure: History and Purpose’ Fact Sheet http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/pdf/factsheets/Interpreter-Licensure-History-Purpose.pdfPlease see the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department’s ‘Signed Language Interpreting Practices: FAQs’ and ‘Overview’ http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Signed_Language_Interpreting_Practices_FAQs.aspx
Please see the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf’s ‘Initiative’ on State Licensure
Other states that have also established licensure: Nebraska, New York, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Arizona, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Oregon, Michigan, and KentuckyNMRID Board
EIPA Written Test
Registration will open January 22, 2014 for the EIPA written test in New Mexico. It will be offered February 8 and May 10, 2014. For information regarding registration, fees and knowledge standards go to http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/index.asp/
Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) has approved NMSD to come to Camino Real Middle School to do a NIC performance prep training.
January 7th, 2014 from 8:30-3:30
Camino Real Middle School
2961 Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, 88011.
CEUs are offered and there is no cost to attend.
Interpreters from around New Mexico are invited. The focus of this training is for provisionally licensed interpreters, but certified interpreters are welcome to join as well
There were changes made to our Bylaws at the annual meeting. The updated Bylaws are available by mousing over the 'About Us" tab and clicking on "Bylaws". Some of the highlights are:
- Voting may take place electronically now.
- There is a new position on the Board for the immediate past president to act as an adviser to the new Board.
- There is a 60 day grace period for members to pay their dues and still be considered a member in good standing.
Thanks to everyone that came to the meeting and voted.