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License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
Sign Language Interpreter
License required in 16 states
62nd most burdensome licensing requirements
57th most heavily regulated occupation
(Last updated April 24, 2012)
Sign language interpreters translate or interpret sign language into another language for others.
Licensing requirements are very consistent across the 16 states that license sign language interpreters. Each state requires two days of training with the exception of Missouri, which has no education or experience requirement. Each state also requires applicants to pass three exams, except Nevada, which requires five. Average fees amount to $772.