The Signed Language Interpreting Practices Act, Section 61-34-1 through 61-34-17, went into effect in 2009 and requires all sign language interpreters in the state of New Mexico to hold a license.  The program is part of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department. For more information on licensing including applications, fee schedules, grievance procedures, board meetings, and the state database please visit http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/Signed_Language_Interpreting_Practices.aspx

Questions regarding licensing should be directed to:

Signed Language Interpreting Practices Board
P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-4606
Signlanguage.board@state.nm.us

The following information pertains to PROVISIONAL LICENSEES ONLY:

Renewal of provisional licenses is due by September 30 of each year.  Please read below for important information regarding CEU requirements and the allowable documentation of CEUs.

  • To satisfy the CEU requirement for renewal of your Provisional license, you must submit your ACET Transcripts showing at least 2.0 CEUs, or at least .17 CEUs for each month you have held your license. (For example: .17 CEUs if you got your license in August; .34 CEUs if you got your license in July; .51 CEUs if you got your license in June; etc.)
  • Please note: all CEUs must be accredited by RID; no other form of CEU will be accepted.

Incomplete applications or incomplete CEU documentation WILL result in a delay in processing and could impact your ability to work, so please pay close attention to detail, and do not delay in renewing.  Completing the renewal process will ensure a timely processing of your renewal and issuance of your new license.