Signed Language Interpreting Practices: Renewal

License Expiration:

      • Community signed language interpreter licenses expire two years from the last day of the month in which
        they were issued.
      • Educational signed language interpreter licenses expire two years from the last day of the month in which
        they were issued
      • Provisional signed language interpreter licenses expire five years from the last day of the month in which
        they were issued, but are subject to an annual compliance review.  Revocation proceedings may be initiated
        by the board if the holder of a provisional license fails to pass the annual compliance review:
      • Provisional signed language interpreter licenses issued prior to August 15, 2013 must complete the
        compliance review each year by September 30;
      • Provisional signed language interpreter licensees with provisional licenses issued after August 15, 2013
        must complete the compliance review each year by the last day of the month in which the license was
        issued.

License Renewal:

A licensee may renew a community signed language interpreter license or an educational signed language interpreter
license every two years by:

      • submitting a completed renewal application provided by the board that is accompanied by the required fees;
        and
      • submitting the continuing education requirements as specified in 16.28.2.9 NMAC.

A licensee may renew a provisional interpreter license every year for up to four years by:

      • submitting a completed renewal application provided by the board that is accompanied by the required fees;
        and
      • submitting the continuing education requirements as specified in 16.28.2.9 NMAC.

A provisional licensee must complete the mandatory annual compliance review for a provisional interpreter license.
This may be done up to four consecutive times by:

      • submitting a completed renewal application provided by the board that is accompanied by the required fees;
        and
      • submitting the continuing education requirements as specified in 16.28.2.9 NMAC.

If a license is not renewed by the expiration date, the license shall be considered expired, and the licensee shall
refrain from practicing.  The licensee may renew within a sixty-day grace period, which begins the first day the license
expires, by submitting payment of the renewal fee and late fee and complying with all renewal requirements.  Upon
renewal of license, the licensee may resume practice.

 

Any person whose provisional license has lapsed may apply to the board for reinstatement of the license.

 

In making application for reinstatement, the applicant must state why the license should be reinstated and should
specifically set forth an explanation of why the license lapsed and how changed circumstances would justify
reinstatement.  Documentation must be provided.

Any licensed interpreter applying for reinstatement of a license must submit an application fee as set forth in
16.28.6.8 NMAC and provide proof of attendance of continuing education hours as set forth in 16.28.2.9 NMAC for
each year of lapse.

 

Provisional licensed interpreters will still be limited to a total of five years from the time the initial license was granted.

 

If the board approves the reinstatement application, the original license number will be issued to the applicant.

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