ANSWER: Contact the Interpreter/CART Referral Specialist to inform them that you are interested to be on the referral list. Please click here for contact information. Also, you might want to read our Interpreter Referral Service Policies and Procedures. Please click "Interpreter Referral Service Policies and Procedures" below.
ANSWER: Contact Donna Valletta at the Department of Health, Licensure and Regulation Department, to obtain the application forms to fill out. Her contact information is as follows:
ANSWER: It will cost $25.00 for each license and it is renewed annually starting July 1st.
ANSWER: Please read the Rules and Regulations developed by the Board of the Interpreters as to how to become qualified for the license.
ANSWER: Yes, you are allowed to work in RI up to 25 hours per year as long as you have credible and recognized certification or state screened in interpreting and you are required to register with the RI CDHH office to inform them of how many hours you work in the State of RI 48 hours prior to every job assignment.
Certifications/Screened in Interpreting:
National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
State-Sponsored Screening Program (State-Screened)
ANSWER: Contact the Interpreter/CART Referral Specialist to receive the necessary forms to be filled out. Please click here for contact information. or you may open the files below and fill out these forms. After you are done, you may mail them out to us at "CONTACT US".
ANSWER: The MPA allows licensed interpreters to be entered into the state system as independent contractors. Once the necessary paperwork has been submitted, interpreters do not need to supply their credentials, W-9 forms and other contact information unless it changes. The MPA has been on trial for one year and is being evaluated for its efficiency.
ANSWER: Please click below for the State rates. These rates are for State paid jobs only. They do not apply to private entities.
ANSWER: Please click below for the instructions.
ANSWER: Yes, it is the Rhode Island Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and you may go to their website, www.ririd.org. RIRID provides professional development and workshops for interpreters.
Updates for Interpreters re: MPA for FY17 - FY19
1. State Rates – FY2017 – Year 1
2. State Rates – FY2018 – Year 2
3. State Rates – FY2019 – Year 3
4. New State Rate Structure for Rhode Island MPA
5. RICDHH Interpreter Referral Service Policies and Procedures
If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!