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Oklahoma Laws pertaining to Sign Language interpreting:
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Interpreters in OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma has statutory requirements for legal, and educational interpreting. Otherwise, we do not have licensure or certification requirements.
Legal interpreters have to have one of the following:
*Certified by the State Board of Examiners of Certified Courtroom Interpreters
*Requires a national certification, a 2 day orientation, and the National Center for State Courts Written Exam
*Hold an SC:L
*CI/CT, CSC or NAD V
Educational Interpreters also have statutory requirements. An educational must have one of the following, and register with the State Department of Education:
*Competed an Interpreter Training Program
*3 years experience experience working in Deaf Education
AND must also have:
*QAST level III (3) or higher
*EIPA 3.5 or higher
*ESSE 3.5 or higher
If an interpreter has a QAST I or II, and one of the education/experience requirements, they may work in public schools for up to 3 years to receive one of the qualified levels.