PACE provides a list of interpreters for businesses, organizations and agencies that is updated every 3 months. PACE works with the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission to create the list and follows the Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007.
The Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007
The Interpreter for the Deaf Licensure Act of 2007 became effective on September 12, 2007. The law requires interpreters to have a color-coded license in order to provide interpreting services after January 1, 2009. This ensures interpreter skill-levels are appropriate for the setting. For instance, court and medical interpreting require a high-skill level due to the complexity and significance of accuracy.