Utah Interpreter Program

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

Certification Renewal/Recognition Requirements

Utah Law states, “an individual is required to be certified as a certified interpreter if that individual provides interpreter service” (Utah Code 53A-26a-301). All working interpreters in the State must have their certification issued or recognized by the Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DSDHH): Utah Interpreter Program (UIP).

Interpreters possessing State of Utah certifications or other certifications (NAD, RID, EIPA, Cued) determined to be accepted by the Interpreter Certification Board (ICB) may provide interpreting services in the State, provided they are in compliance with the requirements for certification and recognition set forth in the policies and procedures of the UIP.

UIP has two basic requirements for certified interpreters working in Utah

  1. Annual Certification Renewal/Recognition
    UIP is required by legal mandate to keep an accurate and public listing of all certified interpreters in the state. Therefore, interpreters are required to complete and submit a certification renewal form each year along with a renewal fee. To fill out the certification renewal/recognition form click here. To see renewal/recognition fee schedule click here.  Those who possess multiple certifications may recognize additional certifications free of charge.
  2. Continued Education Hours
    All certified interpreters are required to complete Continuing Education Hours (CEH’s) in order to maintain their certification. The number of CEHs required depends on the interpreter’s certification type/level. To see CEH requirements for your certification click here. To fill out a CEH request form click here. To fill out a One Time Exception form for a CEH deficit click here.

If ALL the renewal/recognition requirements are not satisfied or an interpreter is not found to be eligible for certification UIP may lapse/un-recognize certification. Interpreters have 30 days to appeal this decision. To fill out the Appeal form click here.