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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.
BCHS Contact Information:
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.
Certification Applications and Forms
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Meeting Notices, Minutes and Agendas 2024
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Meeting Notices, Minutes and Agendas "New" 2022-2023
Qualified Interpreters Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes01/10/2022 Board Meeting - Cancelled
07/12/21 Board Meeting - Cancelled
01/11/21 Board Meeting - Cancelled
07/27/20 Board Meeting - Cancelled
01/13/20 Board Meeting - Cancelled
10/02/19 Board Meeting Agenda
07/22/19 Board Meeting Agenda
01/14/19 Board Meeting - Cancelled
10/31/18 Board Meeting Minutes
10/31/18 Board Meeting Agenda
08/30/18 Board Meeting Minutes
08/30/18 Board Meeting Agenda
07/19/18 Board Meeting - Cancelled
04/26/18 Board Meeting Minutes
04/26/18 Board Meeting Agenda
Deaf Persons’ Interpreter Act and Executive Order
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing 2018 Board Meetings
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing 2019 Board Meetings
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing 2020 Board Meetings
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing 2021 Board Meetings
Qualified Interpreter - General Rules
Qualified Interpreters Rules Committee Work Group