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Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment



EIPA ratings are specifically for educational interpreting. Ratings between 3.0 - 4.0 are required by many states to interpret for students in K-12 school settings


An Interpreter having an EIPA score of 4.0 or above and having passed the written EIPA exam qualifies for RID ED: K-12 certification.


State Requirements


Alabama  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert

Alaska  EIPA 4.0

Arizona  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert, NAD 3.0+

Arkansas  QAST 3/2 or 2/3, and written exam

California  EIPA 4.0, RID Cert, NAD 4+

Colorado  EIPA 3.5,  

Florida  RID Cert

Georgia  RID Cert, NAD 3+

Idaho  EIPA 3.5

Illinois  EIPA 3.0 (Note: 3.0 = Initial license, 3.5 = Standard License)

Indiana  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert, NAD 4+

Iowa  EIPA 3.5

Kansas  EIPA 4.0, QAST 4+, 

Louisiana  EIPA 3.0

Maine  EIPA 3.5+

Michigan  EIPA 3.5 (may be upgraded to 4.0 pending review)

Minesota  RID Cert, NAD 3+

Nebraska  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert, NAD 4+, QAST 4+

Nevada  EIPA 4.0, RID Cert, NAD 3+

New Jersey  EIPA 3.0, RID/NAD Cert

New Mexico  EIPA 4.0, RID Cert, NAD 3+

North Carolina  EIPA 3.5 

North Dakota  EIPA 3.5, RID/NAD Cert

Ohio  RID Cert

Oklahoma  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert, NAD 4+

Pennsylvania  EIPA 3.5

South Dakota  RID Cert, NAD 3+

Texas  RID Cert/QAST

Utah  EIPA 3.5, RID/NAD Cert, QAST

Virgina  QAST 3+

Wisconsin  EIPA 3.5, RID Cert

Wyoming  EIPA 3.5+


Please help us maintain a current list...

If you know of a state with a minimum EIPA or RID requirement,  let us know via the Contact Us page, and will will verify and post!


DOIT Center (Distance Opportunities for Interpreter Training) state by state listing of credentials required for educational interpreters:



Sample Application for Illinois Educational Interpreters

NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct
  • Confidential communication
  • Professional skills and knowledge
  • Appropriate conduct
  • Respect for consumers
  • Respect for colleagues, interns, students
  • Ethical business practices
  • Ongoing professional development