I would like to give a huge thanks to our conference planning committee, they did a fabulous job. It was a great conference.
I would like to remind the membership the Region IV Conference will be held July 17-20, in Des Moines Iowa. Hope to see you there!
EIPA Written Test
The EIPA written test will be offered again in the fall in Albuquerque. The dates are not set yet. You can check with http://www.classroominterpreting.org/EIPA/standards/index.asp/ for information regarding test dates, registration, 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