§11-218-12 - Application and renewal of credential.

§11-218-12 Application and renewal of credential. (a) A candidate for a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential shall complete an application form available from the board and upon payment of a fee as listed in 11-218-13.5.

         (b) Upon receipt of the application, fee, verification of successful passing of the HQAS test or presentation of a valid credential issued by an entity and honored by the board under 11-218-14, and completion of viewing a video on ethics, the board shall issue a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential in accordance with Appendix A. The credential shall be valid until December 31 of the subsequent calendar year.

         (c) Issuance of a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential shall automatically enroll the credential holder in the continuing education program.

         (d) A person who possesses a valid Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential may apply for a renewal of the credential by submitting a renewal application form available from the board by November 30 of the year of expiration of his or her credential.

         (e) Upon receipt of the application fee as listed in 11-218-13.5 and verification of completion of required continuing education units in the continuing education program, the board shall issue a Hawaii State Sign Language Interpreter Credential.

         (f) A one-time extension of three months per renewal cycle to complete the continuing education units to renew a credential shall be permitted with the payment of an extension fee as listed in 11-218-13.5. When an interpreter is on extension, the interpreter is still considered a credentialed interpreter.

         (g) The renewal credential shall become valid in January of the subsequent year for two years.

        [Eff 5/17/91; am and comp 6/10/94; comp 4/3/97; am and comp 11/6/00; am and comp 12/24/01; comp 10/13/05; comp 7/23/07; comp 02/27/09; comp 10/27/11; am and comp AUG 14 2020] (Auth: HRS §348F-6) (Imp: HRS §348F-3)

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