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.pdf

Please 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 Kentucky


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

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Vance

Concha Dunwell

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.

Contact Info
P.O. Box 30611
Albuquerque, NM 87190

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