Educational Interpreter Renewal Requirements under PI 34.086
EIPA Score Changes:
Effective July 1, 2020, the passing score on the EIPA performance assessment for renewal of an educational interpreter license is 3.5.
For EIPA Performance assessments taken on or before June 30, 2019, we will accept the 3.0 passing score.
- For EIPA Performance assessments taken between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, we will accept 3.3 or better for renewal.
- For EIPA Performance assessments taken on or after July 1, 2020, we will accept 3.5 or better for renewal.
Applications for renewal can be submitted as early as January of the year the license is due to expire.
An educational interpreter license may be renewed if the licensee meets one of the cited components in both parts one and two:
- The licensee completes one of the following educational components:
- Completes 5 semester credits of continuing professional education from an accredited college or university. (Up to two of the semester credits can be obtained by serving as a mentor to a student currently participating in an interpreter training program who is working to complete their 150-hour practicum. 75 hours = 1 credit)
- Completes 7.5 continuing education units (CEUs) approved by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or Board for Evaluation of Interpreters. (Up to 3 CEUs can be obtained by serving as a mentor to a student currently participating in an interpreter training program who is working to complete their 150-hour practicum. 50 hours = 1 CEU)
Note: You cannot submit a combination of CEUs and credits
2. The licensee does one of the following skill verification components:
- Passes the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) with a renewal score of 3.5. *Effective June 1, 2020, if an educational interpreter has obtained a score of 3.5 or higher on the EIPA, they do not need to satisfy the requirements under #2.
- Obtains or maintains one of the licenses or certifications listed below:
- A sign language interpreter license issued by the Wisconsin department of safety and professional services as approved by the state superintendent
Certifications from National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
National Interpreter Certification
- Registry for interpreters for the deaf K-12
- Certificate of Interpretation and certification of transliteration
- Comprehensive skills certificate
- Certified deaf interpreter or deaf interpreter
- A basic, advanced, or master certification from the Board Evaluation of Interpreters
- Certification from an organization approved by the State Superintendent in consulation with the State Superintendent's advisory council on deaf and hard of hearing programs
Note: Assesments, including the EIPA, do NOT count as a credit/CEU
If you have not completed all renewal requirements at the time your license is due to expire, you may request a one-year non-renewable extension
Directions for renewing other types of licenses
1. Determine if you must submit fingerprints
2. Gather Documents
Scan all documentation into files (.pdf, .doc/docx, .jpg/jpeg, or .txt) that are 2MB or less in size
- Transcripts verifying completion of five semester credits of professional education from an accredited college or university
- Mentoring documentation verifying mentoring hours earned
- EIPA performance score report verifying passing score
- Verification of a valid certificate from one of the organizations listed under alternative eligibility
- Preview the ELO Conduct & Competency Questions to see if you will need to provide documentation of any alleged misconduct
3. Log in to Educator Licensing Online (ELO) with your WAMS ID
4. Receive Email Confirmation