PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
SPEECH AND HEARING SERVICES PRACTICE ACT
54-2916A. Qualifications for licensure — sign language interpreter. To be eligible for licensure as a sign language interpreter, the applicant shall:
(1) File a written application with the board on forms prescribed and furnished by the board. A nonrefundable application fee shall accompany the completed written application. Such fees shall be established by the administrative rules of the board and shall be in such amounts as are reasonable and necessary for the proper execution and enforcement of this chapter;
(2) Provide verification acceptable to the board of the following:
(a) Never having had a license or certification revoked or otherwise sanctioned as part of disciplinary action from this or any other state;
(b) Never having been convicted of, found guilty of, or received a withheld judgment or a suspended sentence in this state or in any other state for any crime that is deemed relevant in accordance with section 67-9411(1), Idaho Code; and
(c) Never having been found by the board to have engaged in conduct prohibited by this chapter.
The board may take into consideration the rehabilitation of the applicant and other mitigating circumstances when considering applications for licensure.
(3) Provide evidence satisfactory to the board of having successfully passed a nationally recognized competency examination approved by the board or achieved certification defined by board rule;
(4) Provide educational documentation satisfactory to the board that the applicant has successfully graduated from a four (4) year course at an accredited high school or the equivalent; and
(5) Provide documentation that the applicant has successfully passed an examination approved by the board.
[54-2916A, added 2017, ch. 67, sec. 6, p. 162; am. 2018, ch. 72, sec. 2, p. 168; am. 2019, ch. 44, sec. 2, p. 123; am. 2020, ch. 175, sec. 28, p. 536; am. 2022, ch. 246, sec. 24, p. 805.]