NMAD is having a conference October 31 to November 2, 2014, in Rio Rancho at the Howard Johnson Hotel. There will also be a Halloween party there on October 31 hosted by the Duke Association of the Deaf.Conference Flyer
Halloween Party Flyer
Click on RID letter re: Educational Interpreter Standards to read the rest of this letter.
EIPA Written Test
The EIPA written test will be offered again this fall in Albuquerque on November 8.
Go to http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/index.asp/ for information regarding test dates, when you can register, fees and knowledge standards
NMRID stands in strong support of the sign language interpreting practices board and professional licensure for interpreters in New Mexico as it exists.
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