Laws and Links

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Oklahoma Laws pertaining to Sign Language interpreting:

Oklahoma Educational Interpreter for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Act

Oklahoma Legal Interpreter for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Act

Interpreter Cloak of Privilege

QAST Limitations of Levels

QAST Ethical standards (COE)

 

 

OKRID CMP Coordinator Information: Link to RID

 

 

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:
*Bachelors degree
*Competed an Interpreter Training Program
*3 years experience experience working in Deaf Education
AND must also have:
*National Certification
*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.