Last Update: 1/22/16

Chapter 388-03 WAC

CERTIFICATION OF DSHS SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS, TRANSLATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND LICENSED AGENCY PERSONNEL (LAPL)

WAC Sections

PURPOSE AND SCOPE
What is the purpose of these rules?
What is the scope of these rules?
DEFINITIONS
What definitions are important to understanding these rules?
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
What is the department's code of professional conduct for interpreters, translators, and LAPL?
LTC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CERTIFYING SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
What is the responsibility of the language testing and certification (LTC) section in certifying and authorizing interpreters, translators, employees, and LAPL?
CERTIFICATION/AUTHORIZATION OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
What requirements apply to persons providing language services to DSHS clients?
When am I considered certified or authorized?
Can I provide language services to DSHS without taking a department examination?
Who determines if my request for examination exemption is "sufficiently documented"?
What if my certification documents are in a foreign language?
What happens to my request for department recognition as an interpreter/translator?
Does the department maintain lists of certified/authorized interpreters and translators?
EXAMINATIONSELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION
Who can take the department's interpreter/translator certification and screening examinations?
What type of test is given by the department to certify and authorize persons providing language services to DSHS clients?
What is a screening examination?
How do I register for a certification or screening examination if I am not a department employee or an applicant for a bilingual position with the department?
What does the pretest package contain?
EXAMINATIONFEES
What examination fees must I pay?
How do I pay my examination fees?
Are my examination fees refundable?
EXAMINATIONSSCHEDULING
Where are the test locations and how frequent are the test sessions?
Can I change my test appointment date and time?
EXAMINATIONSADMINISTRATION AND SCORING
What procedural requirements apply to administering certification and screening examinations?
What if a test candidate is suspected of cheating?
Can I appeal the decision about my ineligibility to take any DSHS test because of cheating?
How do I request an adjudicative hearing about the department's decision to declare me ineligible due to cheating?
How does the department score my bilingual examinations?
When does the department mail my test scores?
I have passed my interpreter written test. How long is my written test score valid before I take my oral test?
Can I appeal my test scores?
How many times can I retake a failed test?
DECERTIFICATION/DEAUTHORIZATION OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
How do I maintain my certification or authorization status?
How does the department keep track of my continuing education credit hours?
What happens if I do not meet the requirements for maintaining my certification or authorization status?
What about certificates/authorization letters issued prior to the effective date of the revised chapter 388-03 WAC?
Can the department deny or revoke my certification or authorization status?
Can the department deny or revoke my certification or authorization status as a department bilingual employee?
What procedures must the department follow if it denies or revokes my certification or authorization status?
What is the required time frame to file a revocation request?
Can I appeal the decision to deny or revoke my certification or authorization?
How do I request an adjudicative hearing?
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