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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:
Please note, the registry maintains expired certifications. 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 a BEI credential who allows it to lapse must retest unless the fully completed renewal is submitted within 90 calendar days following the date the credential expired. A qualified interpreter with an EIPA or RID credential who fails to submit a renewal within 45 calendar days must pay a reinstatement fee in addition to late fees.
The Michigan Qualified Interpreter Program is currently experiencing a high volume of calls, emails, and applications such as renewal applications. We are diligently working to review and process applications as they are received. We will reach out to you if additional information is needed.
If you submitted a renewal application with the appropriate documentation and fee payment, the Division pursuant to the law is using its discretion by allowing a certified interpreter to continue to work with an expired listing while the department processes your application.
Licensing Applications and Forms
Qualified Interpreter Meeting Agenda 2022 “NEW”
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
Michigan Board of Interpreters for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (2022 Board Meetings)
Deaf Persons' Interpreters Act
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