Utah Interpreter Program

The State of Utah Certifying & Regulating Body
for American Sign Language Interpreters

Certification Categories

Utah Master & Professional Certifications:

State of Utah certification for an individual who has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and judgement to be able to facilitate communication in most any situation, including more complex, technical, or specialized situations. (The Master examination is no longer offered but still recognized)

Utah Novice Certification:

State of Utah certification for an individual who has demonstrated entry-level skills, knowledge, and judgement to be able to facilitate communication in a variety of situation, excluding more complex, technical, or specialized situations. Interpreters certified at the Novice level must advance his/her certification within four years.

RID/NIC/NAD Certifications:

UIP recognizes interpreters certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) the national certifying body of ASL interpreters. Currently, RID offers six certifications in generalist and specialized settings. There are also additional certifications that are still recognized by RID but the exams are no longer available. For more information go to the RID website: http://www.rid.org/

Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI):

Deaf individuals with RID certification who have demostrated native or near native fluency in ASL and understanding of Deaf Culture.

EIPA:

UIP recognizes interpreters who have been awarded a score of 3.5-4.0 from the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA). The EIPA offers the assessment in specialized settings (elementary & secondary) and modes of communication (ASL, PSE, MCE). Interpreters solely with EIPA 3.9-5.0 are restricted to work in the K-12 educational setting. For more information go to the EIPA website: http://www.classroominterpreting.org/home.asp

CUED:

UIP recognizes transliterators certified by TECUnit the national certifying body for Cued transliterators. Cued language is a visual coded communication system incorporating mouth movements of speech combined with “cues” to make sounds of spoken language distinguishable. For more information go to the TECUnit website: http://www.tecunit.org/