The EIPA is a required component of license renewal for all PK-12 educational interpreters. Please see below for the guidelines for those who have never been assessed, educational interpreters, and interpreters who have previously been awarded licensure.
The State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs recommended and the DPI has accepted that the required EIPA Performance score for the renewable educational interpreter license be set at 3.3 beginning July 1, 2019 and be set at 3.5 beginning July 1, 2020.
EIPA Performance assessments that are taken on or before June 30, 2019, we will accept the 3.0 passing score. EIPA Performance assessments that are taken between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 will need to post a 3.3 or better for renewal. EIPA Performance assessments that are taken on or after July 1, 2020 will need to post a 3.5 or better for renewal.
The State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs recommended and the DPI has accepted that the required EIPA Performance score for the initial educational interpreter license should be 3.3 beginning July 1, 2019. It will also be required that an applicant show proof of passing the EIPA written exam.
- Must take the EIPA written $250.
- Must take the EIPA performance $350.
- Interpreters can take the written or performance in any order.
- Must pay the full cost of the exam, and will not be reimbursed.
- Only required to take the EIPA performance exam every 5 years.
- Educational Interpreters must proceed to the BoysTown website, pick a test date, and pay $350 for the performance exam.
- Qualify for a $250 reimbursement after showing proof of obtaining a satisfactory score on their EIPA performance.
- By allowing Outreach to receive a copy your exam results, we will process your reimbursement of the $250.
Interpreters proceed to the EIPA (Boys Town) website (scroll down to Wisconsin). Pick out a test date, pay for the exam (all on the EIPA website), then arrive at the location for your exam.
All EIPA tapes are scored by teams at Boys Town National Research Hospital; EIPA Diagnostic Center. Expect four to six months to get your results. Your test results include a comprehensive diagnostic report.
For license renewal, it is strongly suggested that you take the EIPA at least one year prior to the expiration date of your license. For those whose license expires anytime during the next school year, schedule the test for this summer. You are encouraged to take the EIPA early to avoid last minute stress.
Visit the DPI Educational Interpreter Licensing Information webpage to learn more. If you have any questions regarding the EIPA process in Wisconsin, please contact Keith Burisek, Interpreter Specialist, email@example.com. If you have questions for staff in licensing, please contact Ariana Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.