Advisory Board for Interpreters for the Deaf
Ark. Code Ann. § 20-14-804 creates the Advisory Board for Interpreters between Hearing Individuals and Individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf, which consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health.
The Board's purpose is to ensure that individuals who are Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing, or Oral Deaf and those they communicate with may depend upon competent, reliable interpreting services.
Advisory Board Members
|Name||Contact Info||Constituency||Term Expiration|
|Carel Dunawayfirstname.lastname@example.org||Deaf Citizen||12.31.23|
|Daisy Dippel, Chairpersonemail@example.com||Interpreter||12.31.24|
|Arthur Babinfirstname.lastname@example.org||Deaf Citizen||12.31.25|
|Shana Turneremail@example.com||Hearing Community||12.31.24|
|Licensure Committee||Investigation Committee||Budget/Fee Ad Hoc Committee||Technology Committee|
|Stephanie Ott||Arthur Babin||Arthur Babin||Carel Dunaway|
|Shana Turner||Katie Becker||Sabrena Westcott||Daisy Dippel|
For an application to be sent to the licensing sub-committee of the Advisory Board for Interpreters for the Deaf, please read below.
For all RID Certified Interpreters: Screenshot your RID member portal that shows your name, certification(s), and expiration date.
For all Interpreters holding a QAST or EIPA credentials: A copy of your QAST or EIPA credential AND documentation showing that you completed 10 clock hours of continuing education units (CEUs) in the 2023 calendar year.
Additionally, if you live in the following states, you must also submit current state licensure for that state:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
The application form and payment of fee(s) in full are required for renewals and new licenses. Only when all items and fees have been received, will the team submit the required application documents to the subcommittee.
In accordance with the rules, failure to renew by January 1 requires all renewal documentation specific to the license, a letter of explanation regarding the reason for late renewal, and payment of late fee.
In accordance with the rules, failure to renew by January 31st will result in the license becoming inactive until all required renewal documentation and payment of the reactivation fee are received.
For licensing not described above, please see the rules.
An interpreter wishing to be licensed in Arkansas is responsible for practicing in accordance with the Rules Governing the Advisory Board for Interpreters.
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