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How to Interpret In Wisconsin

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K12 Educational Interpreter
Department of Public Instruction
(DPI)

K12 Interpreters are Related Service Providers on a D/HH student's IEP. 

 

To qualify for Initial DPI license: 

Complete Interpreter Training Program (including 150 hour internship) 

Complete college degree

Score of 3.3 on EIPA or possess DSPS license

To qualify for DPI Renewal License:

Score of 3.5 on EIPA or possess DSPS License

Complete 7.5 CEUs 

Community - Intermediate
Department of Safety and Professional Services
(DSPS)

Intermediate Interpreters may accept     low-risk community assignments

 

To qualify for Intermediate DSPS:

 

Complete Interpreter Training Program

(including 150 hour internship) 

Complete college degree

Pass BEI Basic 

To qualify for DSPS Renewal:

Complete CEUs 

Community - Advanced
Department of Safety and Professional Services
(DSPS)

Advanced Interpreters may accept high-risk community assignments

 

To qualify for Advanced DSPS:

 

Complete Interpreter Training Program

(including 150 hour internship) 

Complete college degree

Pass BEI Advanced or RID NIC

To qualify for DSPS Renewal:

Complete CEUs 

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