Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators - Related Links

Related Links

The following links are being provided because each of these testing services offers tests that are required for licensure. An applicant for licensure must pass an examination approved by the board and then have the testing service send the test results directly to the board prior to being licensed.

A temporary license holder shall practice interpreting through the end of the then-current biennial license period. A temporary license holder may renew a temporary once, for the immediately following biennial license period.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc., (RID)
National Testing System Assistant
703/838-0030 ext 215
703/838-4059 tty
703/838-0454 fax

Deaf Services
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Lucas State Office Building, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-598-7326 VP
888-221-3724 toll-free v/tty
515-242-6119 fax

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment
EIPA Diagnostic Center
Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N. 30th St
Omaha, NE 68131
402/452-5028 fax
EIPA score must be 3.5 or better.

Contact Information & Office Hours

Bureau of Professional Licensure
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319


Phone: (515) 281-0254

Fax: (515) 281-3121

Bureau Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/licensure

Online Licensure Services: https://amanda-portal.idph.state.ia.us/ibpl/portal/

Email: PLPublic@idph.iowa.gov


Office Hours:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays