<!--"quality assurance" and "sign language interpreter" and STATE--> <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>PD: Outside assessment and certification.</TITLE> <META NAME="description" CONTENT="Links on receiving outside assessment, including certification, for Sign Language interpreters."><META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="American Sign Language, ASL, sign language, interpreting, professional development, outside assessment, NAD certification, RID certification, Sign Communication Proficiency Interview, diagnostics, quality assurance screening, quality assurance, QAs."></HEAD> <BODY> <BODY BACKGROUND="/b-g.jpg"> <CENTER><H2>Professional development: Getting over the hump!</H2> <H3>David Bar-Tzur</H3> Created 6 January 2003, links updated monthly with the help of <A HREF="http://www.linkalarm.com/">LinkAlarm</A>. <P><IMG SRC="sisyphus.gif" ALT="Sisyphus pushing a stone up the mountain and it rolling down again" HEIGHT="100"></CENTER> <FONT SIZE="+1"> <P><BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="au.html">Audiotapes</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="bk.html">Books</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="vt.html">CDs, DVDs, and videotapes</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="de.html">Deaf events</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="diy.html">Do-it-yourself</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="ed.html">Education</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="ml.html">Mailing lists, user groups & chat rooms</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="mntrg.html">Mentoring</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="online.html">Online teaching and learning</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="org.html">Organizations</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="ppl.html">People</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="jo.html">Periodicals and articles</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="tchg.html">Teaching</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="web.html">Web sites</A> <BR><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="wo.html">Workshops and conferences</A> <P> <A NAME="oa"><H2><IMG SRC="outsideassessment.gif" ALT="Health care workers" HEIGHT="150"> Outside assessment and certification<A HREF="#1"><SUP>1</SUP></A></H2> <FONT SIZE="+1"> <P><B>National and general</B> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.accentonterp.com/aboutus.htm">Accent on interpreting.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.avlic.ca/evaluations.htm">AVLIC: Interpreter evaluation.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Bar-Tzur, D. <A HREF="mntrg.html">Mentoring.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Blake, J. E. <A HREF="/pd/personality.html">Personality type and interpreters for the deaf.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Chesters, R. (2003, January). <A HREF="http://www.criticallink.org/news/News10/news10.pdf">The Diploma in Public Service Interpreting.</A> <I>Critical Link, No.1.</I> pp. 7-12. The Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) is a degree-level examination set in the UK context, which specifically assesses the professional skills required by a public service interpreter. This is a downloadable PDF file. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.nyedinterp.net/eipa.html">Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Eighinger, L. (2001). <a href="http://www.signs-of-development.org/website/Letters.htm#Olmc">Open letter to the Missouri Commission for the Deaf.</a> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Gallaudet University. <a href="http://gradschool.gallaudet.edu/casll/gu-aslpi.html">What is the GU-ASLPI?</A> The Gallaudet University American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (GU-ASLPI) is an evaluation adapted from the Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) developed by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The basic precept in this type of evaluation is to find out, through a face-to-face interview, what an individual can do with the knowledge and skills the individual has in the target language at a given point in time. The GU-ASLPI involves an interactive process between a trained interviewer and the individual being evaluated. This process is video recorded and holistically scored by three specially trained raters. They assign a proficiency level by considering the examinee's performance in five areas: visual-gestural production, ASL grammar, sign vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Guilbride, S. (2004, February). <A HREF="http://www.criticallink.org/news/News11/JournalFeb9.pdf">Taking the test: A look at construct validity in interpreter certification.</A> <I>Critical Link, No.2.</I> pp. 7-11. The research results show that there is evidence strongly linking the three constructs [linguistic parsing, assignment of reference, and interpretation of inference] to conference interpreting, and that there is evidence that the test is measuring the constructs the way it should. This means in turn that there is good evidence to support the validity of interpretations that are made from the test. The validity evidence for this test is much stronger than any evidence uncovered for the interpreter certification tests I looked at in the beginning stages of my research. This is a downloadable PDF file. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Haug, T. <A HREF="http://www.signlang-assessment.info/eng/SCPI-eng/scpi-eng.html">Signed Language Assessment.</A> The Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) uses a conversational approach with the purpose to assess sign language communication skills, considering both function and form and support people in the development of their sign language communication skills (Caccamise & Newell 1995, 1999a; Newell et al 1983). <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.humanmetrics.com/">Human Metrics.</A> TRY YOUR TRAITS BEFORE TRYING FATE. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/counseling/sec_page.php?sub_item=047">JobHuntersBible.com: Counseling, testing & advice.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Kentucky School for the Deaf. <A HREF="http://www.ksd.k12.ky.us/Intrepreters%20Sign%20Lang/sign_communication_proficiency_i.htm">The Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI)</A> is an evaluation tool that assesses communication skills. Skills and areas assessed include sign language vocabulary, production and clarity of signs, fluency, grammar, and comprehension. The SCPI is a videotaped one-on-one interview/conversation between a trained SCPI interviewer and the person taking the SCPI. Each videotaped SCPI is rated independently by raters using the SCPI rating scale. Persons taking the SCPI receive their results which states the rating level of his/her sign language communication skills. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.advisorteam.com/temperament_sorter/register.asp?partid=1">Keirsey temperament sorter.</A> Related to the Meyer-Briggs test, this evaluates your personality type. You need to register, then check back in after you take the test. The Temperament Mini Report is free, but the Classic Temperament and the Career Temperament Reports are under $20. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Massoud, L. (1993). <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1878819240/listenup/104-1399069-9886303"> Pre-Interpreting survey: Peer evaluation.</A> ISBN: 1878819240. Video and booklet (outline) describes the process of evaluating and critiquing interpreting performance. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp">Online test based on Jung - Meyers-Briggs typology.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.terpsavvy.com/">Online Interpreter Career Development | Terp Savvy.</A> TERP SAVVY is designed to help you reach your career goals as a sign language interpreter. You can participate in online courses from your desk, and receive up-to-date, pertinent, and customized training that will make you a more knowledgeable, well-rounded, and marketable interpreter. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.signs-of-development.org/website/paceM.html">Performance Assessment for Career Enhancement.</A> Signs of Development boasts one of the highest pass percentages on their written test study groups! Are you searching for an avenue to worked in a structured and guided way on professional development? Preparing for a written or performance interpreting test? Is your access to qualified mentors and Deaf language models limited? Do your personal and professional obligations leave you little time to travel and seek out opportunities in other areas? Have you been attending every workshop available and either they do not meet your specific professional development needs or you just don t seem to be seeing the level of improvement you had hoped from your investment of time and money to attend these? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then the PACE Mentoring Program is for you!!! <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.queendom.com/tests/personality/index.html">Personality tests.</A> Want to see all of our personality tests? Sign up for My Profile! We'll sort the tests by topic and alphabetically, tell you which ones you've already taken and suggest other tests ... plus you ll get access to the tests only for Profile members. And all this for free! <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://similarminds.com/">Personality tests & tools.</A> Site Features: Enneagram Tests, 16 Type Jung Tests*, Big Five Tests, Personality Disorder Test, Compatibility Test, Career Test, Eysenck Personality Test, Word Association Test, Ask The Oracle, Famous Leader Test, Intelligence Tests, Search Minds (Find others who score like you), Personality Type Articles, Discussion Forum, Test Links. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Santiago, R. and A. Larson. <A HREF="http://home.earthlink.net/~terperto/id7.html">The Enneagram for interpreters.</A> By understanding personality types we may be able to identify areas for growth within ourselves, as well as identify warning signs of stress and unhealthy mental and emotional states which may affect our work. For this presentation I took and researched several personality typing tests. We will focus on three in particular: 1. The Jung Typology Test, 2. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, and 3. The Enneagram. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Seal, B. C. (2004). <A HREF="http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/oup/deafed/2004/00000009/00000001/art00039">Psychological Testing of Sign Language Interpreters.</A> Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 39-52 (14). Oxford University Press. Abstract: Twenty-eight sign language interpreters participated in a battery of tests to determine if a profile of cognitive, motor, attention, and personality attributes might distinguish them as a group and at different credential levels. Eight interpreters held Level II and nine held Level III Virginia Quality Assurance Screenings (VQAS); the other 11 held Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification. Six formal tests, the Quick Neurological Screening Test-II, the Wonderlic Personnel Test, the Test of Visual-Motor Skills (TVMS), the d2 Test of Attention, the Integrated Visual and Auditory Continuous Performance Test, and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF), were administered to the interpreters. Average scores were high on most of the tests; differences across the three groups were not statistically significant. Results from only one test, the d2 Test of Attention, were significantly correlated with interpreter level. Comparisons between educational and community interpreters also revealed no differences. Personality traits were widely distributed, but one trait, abstract reasoning, tested extremely high in 18 interpreters. Discussion of the potential implications of these results, particularly for educational interpreters, is offered. <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Signs of Development. <A HREF="http://www.signs-of-development.org/website/StudyGrp.html">NIC Interview preparation study group.</A> For study groups on the Generalist Written, CDI, Performance, and SC:L, see <A HREF="http://www.signs-of-development.org/website/customer.htm">Signs of Development WWWorkshops.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.queendom.com/tests/index.html">Tests, tests, tests: List of personality, intelligence, relationship, career and health tests.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/">The Big Five Personality Test.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball"><A HREF="http://keirsey.com/matrix.html">The four temeraments.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Williams, K. & Schick, B. <A HREF="http://www.csdb.org/outreach/resources/docs/EIPA%20OVERVIEW%20--%20Colorado.pdf">Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment: An overview of the EIPA evaluation process.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/sgb.gif" HSPACE="10" ALT="stained glass ball">Yanis, W. (June 1999). Four basic questions to ask yourself for earning more CEUs. <I>Views, 16</I>, 6, 32. Excerpt: (1) Are you teaching any academic courses/ classes? (2) Are you mentoring, either as a mentor or a mentee? (3) Are you attending any in-service training for your company, school, or organization? (4) Are you attending any adult education courses in the upcoming future? <P><B>Quality assurance and other state interpreting assessments</B> <P><TABLE BORDER="1" CELLSPACING="7" CELLPADDING="1" WIDTH="100%"> <TR> <TD><A HREF="#Alabama">Alabama</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Alaska">Alaska</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Arizona">Arizona</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Arkansas">Arkansas</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#California">California</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Colorado">Colorado</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Connecticut">Connecticut</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#Delaware">Delaware</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#DC">District of Columbia</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Florida">Florida</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Georgia">Georgia</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Hawaii">Hawaii</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Idaho">Idaho</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Illinois">Illinois</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#Indiana">Indiana</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Iowa">Iowa</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Kansas">Kansas</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Kentucky">Kentucky</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Louisiana">Louisiana</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Maine">Maine</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Maryland">Maryland</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#Massachusetts">Massachusetts</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Michigan">Michigan</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Minnesota">Minnesota</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Mississippi">Mississippi</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Missouri">Missouri</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Montana">Montana</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Nebraska">Nebraska</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#Nevada">Nevada</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#New Hampshire">New Hampshire</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#New Jersey">New Jersey</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#New Mexico">New Mexico</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#New York">New York</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#North Carolina">North Carolina</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#North Dakota">North Dakota</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#Ohio">Ohio</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Oklahoma">Oklahoma</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Oregon">Oregon</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Pennsylvania">Pennsylvania</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Puerto Rico">Puerto Rico</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Rhode Island">Rhode Island</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#South Carolina">South Carolina</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#South Dakota">South Dakota</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Tennessee">Tennessee</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Texas">Texas</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Utah">Utah</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Vermont">Vermont</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Virginia">Virginia</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Washington">Washington</A></TD> </TR><TR> <TD><A HREF="#West Virginia">West Virginia</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Wisconsin">Wisconsin</A></TD> <TD><A HREF="#Wyoming">Wyoming</A></TD> </TR></TABLE> <DIR> <P><A NAME="Alabama"><B>Alabama</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.albit.state.al.us/">Alabama Licensure Board for Interpreters and Transliterators.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10">ALRID. <A HREF="http://www.alrid.org/license.htm">How to become an interpreter.</A> Information on qualifications. <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10">Jackson State University [Alabama]. <A HREF="http://www.jsu.edu/depart/dss/testinfo.htm">Information about the JSU Interpreter Ethics / Knowledge Test.</A> For a temporary permit. <P><A NAME="Alaska"><B>Alaska</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Arizona"><B>Arizona</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.nyedinterp.net/eipa.html">Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment.</A> <P><A NAME="Arkansas"><B>Arkansas</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:bvGs0-VX1xoJ:arksped.k12.ar.us/documents/policy/rulesandregulations/Section7.pdf+%22Mid-America+Quality+Assurance+Screening+Test%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=8">Arkansas handbook for educational interpreters/transliterators, teachers and administrators </A> <P><A NAME="California"><B>California</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>ESSE 4.0; ACCI 4.0; EIPA 4.0; NAD 4.0 RID (all RID or equivalent) NCSA TECUnit Certification for Cued Speech Transliterators <P><A NAME="Colorado"><B>Colorado</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Connecticut"><B>Connecticut</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Delaware"><B>Delaware</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="DC"><B>District of Columbia</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Florida"><B>Florida</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10" ALT="golden marble bullet">ASLinfo.com. <DIR> <IMG SRC="/dimnd-bult.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10" ALT="diamond bullet"><A HREF="http://www.aslinfo.com/eie.cfm">Florida Educational Interpreters Evaluation.</A> <P><IMG SRC="/dimnd-bult.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10" ALT="diamond bullet"><A HREF="http://www.aslinfo.com/qa.cfm">Quality Assurance testing (Florida).</A> </DIR> <P><A NAME="Georgia"><B>Georgia</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:utl9svrea4sJ:www.vocrehabga.org/summary_of_components.pdf+Georgia+%22QUality+ASsurance%22+interpreters&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=safari">Georgia Quality Assurance Screening for Interpreters.</A> <P><A NAME="Hawaii"><B>Hawaii</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:uk0aMboP9MkJ:www.hawaii.gov/health/dcab/docs/final_and_app.pdf+%22Kansas+Quality+Assurance+Screening%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us&client=safari">Hawaii Quality Assurance System candidate s application.</A> <P><A NAME="Idaho"><B>Idaho</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Illinois"><B>Illinois</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Indiana"><B>Indiana</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Iowa"><B>Iowa</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Kansas"><B>Kansas</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.srskansas.org/kcdhh/text/KQAS.htm">Kansas Quality Assurance Screening (KQAS).</A> <P><A NAME="Kentucky"><B>Kentucky </B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Louisiana"><B>Louisiana </B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Maine"><B>Maine</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Maryland"><B>Maryland</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Massachusetts"><B>Massachusetts</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.massrid.org/workinmassstate.html">Working in Massachusetts.</A> <P><A NAME="Michigan"><B>Michigan</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Minnesota"><B>Minnesota</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15"HSPACE="10">According to Minnesota s Quality Assurance Law for K-12, interpreters and Cued Language transliterators in the education system must have national certification. <P><A NAME="Mississippi"><B>Mississippi</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.idhhc.state.il.us/interpreter/certifications.htm">Mississippi Quality Assurance Screening (QA).</A> Scroll down. <P><A NAME="Missouri"><B>Missouri</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF="http://www.idhhc.state.il.us/interpreter/certifications.htm">Missouri Interpreter Certification System (MICS).</A> Scroll down. <P><A NAME="Montana"><B>Montana</B> <!--<P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A HREF=""></A>--> <P><A NAME="Nebraska"><B>Nebraska</B> <P><IMG SRC="/goldmrbl.gif" HEIGHT="15" HSPACE="10"><A 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