TRANSLITERATOR LICENSING BOARD MODS.

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House Bill 556 (Public) Filed Monday, April 3, 2023
AN ACT TO MODIFY THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSLITERATORS AND INTERPRETERS.
Intro. by Blackwell, Wheatley, White, Fontenot.

Status: Re-ref to Judiciary. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate action) (Jun 11 2024)
H 556

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  • Summary date: Apr 3 2023 - View Summary

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    Amends requirements for interpreter and transliterator licensure. Amends certification requirements under GS 90D-7 to include North Carolina Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board (Board) approved national entities in lieu of certification by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc and removes the option of holding a quality assurance North Carolina Interpreter Classification System level A or B. Amends GS 90D-8 to include a requirement of a two-year associate degree in interpreting from an accredited institution (was, one of the four options) for provisional licensure as an interpreter or transliterator; also raises the minimum assessment score for Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) from 3 to 3.5 and allows for other certifications from Board-approved bodies to be considered for licensure. To meet statutory hourly requirements, interpreters and transliterators shall provide documentation when applying for provisional licensure. Effective October 1, 2023.

    Requires the North Carolina Interpreter and Transliterator Licensing Board to adopt temporary rules to implement the provisions of this act, which will remain in effect until permanent rules that replace the temporary rules become effective.