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Educational Interpreter Certificate Applicants

Posted: Fri, 09/23/2011 - 2:53pm Updated: Tue, 10/27/2015 - 1:29pm

All applications (initial and renewals) and supporting documentation, including Professional Growth Plans (PGP) for renewal, must be completed, submitted and paid for online through the License Verifications and Information System (LVIS).

Applicants for original/initial EI certification must meet the following qualifications:

1.  Proof of high school diploma or the equivalent
2.  Passage of the EIPA written test and a score of 3.5 or higher on the EIPA skill test; 
     Proof of RID certification.

Renewal Requirements:

PGPEI activities must be gained after the issue date of the license being renewed.

Renewal requires a total of 36 PGP points divided as follows:

  • 18 PGPEI points in skill development; and
  • 18 PGPEI points distributed in one or more of the following areas:
    • Deaf culture and history;
    • Language development and acquisition in children;
    • Child development;
    • Foundations of interpreting theory and practice;
    • Code of ethics for educational interpreters;
    • Principles and practices of special education; and
    • Audiological issues for students and adults.

Completed CEU activities may be counted for renewal, but the number of PGP points recorded for those activities must comply with the one hour of participation = one PGP point calculation. Do not send in CEU certificates.

EI certificates, including renewals, have issue/expiration dates based on the date the applicant pays for the application online. The Indiana Department of Education has no authority to issue renewals retroactive to the expiration of the prior certificate. An EI certificate is valid for two years.

The cost of an EI certificate, either original or renewal, is $35. All license fees include and additional $1 handling fee + 2% of total transaction fee for online processing. Payment must be made online by Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card.

  • Example: $35 (license fee) + $1 (handling fee) + $0.72 (2% of transaction) = $36.72

For those applicants previously certified as Educational Interpreters by DHHS/FSSA, please contact Susie Langston at

If you have any questions, please contact Susie Langston by e-mail at or by phone at (317) 232-9007.