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For Interpreters

Welcome to Rhode Island. Working as a Sign Language Interpreter in RI can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. However, it may be different working in RI than in other states. Because the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community recognized the need for qualified Sign Language Interpreters, RI was one of the first states to establish an interpreter licensure law (RIGL, 5-71) back in 1999. As a result, Sign Language Interpreters are required to obtain a license from the Rhode Island Department of Health before they are eligible to work. This helps to ensure that an interpreter has met the necessary educational and certification requirements to be considered a qualified Sign Language Interpreter.

For more information, click “Working in RI (Licensure and Master Price Agreement)” under Quick Links.