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Certification Types

Utah Master & Professional Certifications:

State of Utah certification for an individual who has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and judgement to be able to facilitate communication in most situations, including more complex, technical or specialized situations. (Note: The Master examination is no longer offered but still recognized.)

Utah Novice Certification:

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State of Utah certification for an individual who has demonstrated entry-level skills, knowledge and judgement to be able to facilitate communication in a variety of situations, excluding more complex, technical or specialized situations. Interpreters certified at the Novice level must advance his/her certification within four years.

RID/NIC/NAD Certifications:

UIP recognizes the following certifications offered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) the national certifying body of ASL interpreters.

  • All NIC levels of certifications
  • Interpreters who hold both CI and CT
  • NAD IV and V
  • SC:L

For more information, visit the RID website.

Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI):

Deaf individuals with RID certification who have demonstrated native or near native fluency in ASL and understanding of Deaf Culture.

EIPA:

The Utah Interpreter Program recognizes interpreters who have been awarded a score of 4.0-5.0 from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA). The EIPA offers the assessment in specialized settings (elementary and secondary) and modes of communication (ASL, PSE, MCE). Interpreters solely with EIPA are restricted to work in the K-12 educational setting. For more information, visit Classroom Interpreting.

Court Approved:

Interpreters who have met the requirements set forth by the State of Utah District Courts and the Interpreter Certification Board are placed on a list of interpreters who are approved to interpret in the court setting. Interpreters who are court approved have a Certification ID card stating "Court Approved." Interpreters on the list still must adhere to the RID CPC when determining readiness to accept each court assignment. For more information, visit the Utah Courts website.