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Qualified Interpreters

Michigan Qualified Interpreters Program



The certification of Qualified Interpreters for the Deaf has moved from the Bureau of Professional Licensing to the Bureau of Community and Health Systems. Please note the new contact information below.

Qualified Interpreters General Rules DRAFT - ASL Video

BCHS Contact Information:
Phone-- 517-335-1980


Renew Your Certification


The Michigan Qualified Interpreter Program is diligently working to review and process applications as they are received. We will reach out to you if additional information is needed.  Please check MOIS for updates.  Once processed your certificate will be sent via U.S. mail.  If you submitted a renewal application with the appropriate documentation and fee payment, a certified interpreter may continue to work temporarily with an expired listing while the department processes your application. The expired listing will appear temporarily in MOIS during the periods outlined below.

If a renewal application is not postmarked on or before the due date of June 30th or the annual BEI certificate expiration due date a $15 late fee will be applied.  A qualified interpreter with an EIPA or RID credential who fails to submit a renewal within 45 calendar days must pay a reinstatement fee.  A qualified interpreter with a BEI credential who allows it to lapse must retest and pay the examination fee for reinstatement unless the fully completed renewal is submitted within 90 calendar days following the date the credential expired. 

Upcoming Board Meeting 10/25/23 in-person Agenda & Zoom link for public

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