This is my last time communicating with you as the NMRID president. I want to thank the membership for your support the last two years. I have really enjoyed serving as your president and I’m very happy with what the 2013-2015 board of directors has been able to accomplish.
The transition to the new board is going along without any issues, and so far it has been a smooth transition.
I wish you a happy summer!
Click on RID letter re: Educational Interpreter Standards to read the rest of this letter.
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