Utah Interpreter Program

under the Utah State Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (link to website)

The Utah Interpreter Program is the State Agency responsible for certifying and regulating Sign Language Interpreters in the state of Utah. We are not an interpreter agency, and do not hire out interpreters. However, UIP does maintain a directory of all interpreters and interpreter agencies. The directory, as well as other information about when, how, and why to hire an interpreter can found on the “Need an Interpreter Page.”

Utah law requires interpreters be certified to work in the state. UIP offers certification testing, additionally national certifications issued by RID, EIPA, NAD are accepted. For information on certification testing see the “Become an Interpreter” page. If you hold national certification or have been certified in another state see the “Requirements for Certified Interpreters” page to learn how to have your certification recognized.

Interpreter Development Lab

The Interpreter Development Lab is available by appointment only. Please contact Lab Resource Specialist Stephanie Belshe to schedule an appointment email: stephaniebelshedsdhh@utah.gov or VP: 801.657.5219. You must have an appointment as we no longer have open lab times and are unable to accommodate walk-ins.

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