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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