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Sign Language Interpreter and Transliterator Temporary application process guidelines 

Sign Language Interpreter and Transliterator Permanent application process guidelines 

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Applications are reviewed by Board staff typically within 5 business days. You will receive an email with an attached letter indicating what additional information is required.

Documents may be submitted electronically to the Board office. The Board’s fax number is 515-281-3121. Emailed documents should go to


National exam must be completed through the RID National Testing System Assistant or EIPA Diagnostic Center. Exam fees will be paid directly to the testing agency. Applicant will request that exam scores be sent directly from the testing agency to the board.


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., (RID)
National Testing System Assistant
703/838-0030 ext 215
703/838-4059 (teletypewriter)

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
EIPA Diagnostic Center
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th St
Omaha, NE 68131

Deaf Services
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
888-221-3724 (teletypewriter)


Iowa HHS Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-0254
Fax: (515) 281-3121

Online Licensure Services:


Office Hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays