Oregon's licensing law goes into effect January 2024!
Why temporary licenses? Temporary licenses allow interpreters and HLO to comply with the law mandating licensure begin in January 2024. At the same time, issuing temporary licenses allows HLO time to meet with an advisory board and develop rules and regulations for licensure. Temporary license are free and found at HLO website. Temporary licenses expire June 7, 2024.
Quick Tips for Applying for a Temporary License
If you work in non-K-12 community settings and hold EIPA 3.5-3.9, ASLPI, SLPI, BEI basic/III/II, NAD III, or passed CASLI's (RID) knowledge exam, apply for the Provisional License.
You will be asked to list proposed supervisor names. Supervision is currently undefined. Supervisors do not need to be on-site interpreters. They can be off-site mentors/coordinators/etc.
If you also work in K-12 settings, you will also need the Educational License.
If you have national certification or equivalent (EIPA 4.0, RID, NAD IV/V, BEI Adv/Ma/Tri/IV/V/intermediary) for less than 3 years, apply for the Generalist License.
This license also allows you to supervise provisional interpreters until 2030, and allows you to work in K-12 settings without applying for an Educational License
If you have national certification or equivalent (EIPA 4.0, RID, NAD IV/V, BEI Adv/Ma/Tri/IV/V/intermediary) for at least 3 years, apply for the Supervisory License.
This license allows you to work in K-12 settings without applying for an Educational License
To work in legal settings (currently undefined), apply for either a Generalist or a Supervisory, AND a Legal License (requires 40 hrs of education on legal interpreting or Court Qual/Cert, SCL, CLIP-R, BEI Court).
Overview of Licensure - November 2023 Update