KSD Interpreting Department
All American Sign Language Interpreters on staff at KSD are nationally certified and hold a valid license issued by the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to practice as Interpreters in the state. KSD staff interpreters work in a variety of settings including classes on campus, mainstream classes at public schools, testing, staff meetings, professional development, sporting events, camps, field trips - any where the students take them. They work diligently to maintain certification and licensure status, and they continue furthering their skill and knowledge to better interpret for students and staff at KSD.
Sign Language Proficiency Interview
KSD administers the Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) to teachers and staff who are working with deaf and hard of hearing students in a school setting, as well as to Interpreters statewide. The SLPI assesses American Sign Language communication skills to provide support for continued growth. If you are interested in taking the SLPI, contact Kimberly Curtis at KSD for more details.
The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is offiereing a limted number of stipend interview slots for the SLPI. If you are interested in applying for a stipend from KCDHH, please visit their web page at http://www.kcdhh.ky.gov/NIC/ for more information.
Interpreting Certification Testing
National Interpreter Certification
If you are interested in taking the National Interpreter Certification (NIC) administered by RID, follow the NIC link to the right for information on the certification. Then contact Rachel Rodgers at the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to schedule a testing date.
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
If you are interested in taking the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), follow the EIPA link to the right for information on the certification. Then contact Susan Waterbury to schedule a testing date.