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MI QA Certifications

The Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (with the advice of Michigan Deaf Association and Michigan Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) has the responsibility to determine the qualifications of persons who interpret but are not nationally certified, to be appropriate for interpreting for deaf persons. DODHH administers the Quality Assurance Screening Program to determine the skill levels of candidates that pass the screening.

State Quality Assurance (QA) Levels Descriptions

QA Level III   Intermediate Skill Level: demonstrated ability to interpret/transliterate communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing persons with a minimum of 88% accuracy.

Recommended for situations where there may not be an opportunity for the interpreter to stop communication for clarification.

Examples: education/tutorial situations, informal meetings and daily living skills, training, public meetings, interviews.

QA Level II   Limited Skill Level: demonstrated ability to interpret/transliterate communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing persons with a minimum of 74% accuracy.

Recommended for one-to-one or small group situations where the interpreter may or may not the opportunity to stop communication for clarification.

Examples: Education/tutorial situations, informal meetings and daily living skills training.

QA Level I   Restricted Skill Level: demonstrated ability to interpret/transliterate communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing persons with a minimum of 60% accuracy.

Recommended mainly for one-to-one situations where the interpreter has the opportunity to stop communication for clarification.

Examples: Social/recreational situations, non-technical and informal meetings.



Example of QA certifications
QA Certifications

©Example of QA I, II and III Certifications

If you are interested in applying for QA certification, visit the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing web site or contact the office:

Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
201 N. Washington Square, Suite 150
Lansing, MI 48909
V/TTY 517/335–6004
V/TTY 877–499–6232 “Toll Free” in MI.
FAX 517/335–7773
E–Mail: dod@michigan.gov
http://www.mcdc-dodhh.org

info@michdhh.org

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