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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 20. Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
8/8/2020

22VAC20-30-30. Directory of Qualified Interpreters.

A. A qualified interpreter listed in the directory shall hold at least one of the following credentials:

1. Valid RID certification;

2. Current VQAS screening level;

3. Certification issued by the National Cued Speech Association; or

4. A screening level or recognized evaluation from another state when:

a. The credentials meet the minimum requirements of VQAS; and

b. The credentials are valid and current in the state issued.

NOTE: An interpreter listed in the directory with qualifications in subdivision 4 of this subsection, shall apply for and receive a VQAS screening level or national certification within one year from the date originally listed in the directory.

B. Before an interpreter shall be listed in the directory, the department will:

1. Verify the validity of all credentials;

2. Ensure that all credentials are current; and

3. Obtain a written request from the interpreter to be listed in the directory as a qualified interpreter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-112 and 51.5-113 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR245-03-01 § 2.2, eff. August 30, 1989; amended, Volume 07, Issue 02, eff. November 21, 1990; Volume 09, Issue 06, eff. January 13, 1993.

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