Signed Language Interpreting Practices: Overview
The purpose of the New Mexico Signed Language Interpreting Practices Board is to adopt minimum standards and qualifications pertaining to the licensure of interpreters for the deaf and to ensure that members of the interpreting profession perform with a high degree of competency.
Signed Language Interpreting Provisional Extension Verbage (2009 thru 2014 ONLY)
After much deliberation and consultation with our Board attorney, the Signed Language Interpreter Practices Board has ascertained that there are no legal avenues available to extend time for the persons holding a one-time five-year Provisional License to work in the State of New Mexico. Other options may be to contract with agencies for substitute interpreters (a list of agencies is available through the New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) or offer a signing bonus for interpreters that might commit to working a specific length of time for your school system. If you wish your vacancies to be posted on interpreter newsgroups in the area, please notify the Board in writing.
The Signed Language Interpreting Practice Board (SLIPB) originally had a requirement for a periodic sunset review by the New Mexico Legislature. In 2013, the sunset review was removed due to the passage of SB 163, making the SLIPB a permanent board. No further sunset reviews will be required, and licensure requirements are permanent.
For more information contact:
New Mexico Signed Language Interpreting Practices Board
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Cynthia Salazar, Board Administrator
Dona Tafoya, Licensing Specialist
Elisa Salazar, Compliance Liaison
Joshua Granata, Assistant Attorney General
NOTE: Please mail all correspondence to:
PO BOX 25101
Santa Fe, NM 87505
* If your mail is being processed as certified please mail to physical address *
For information on how to submit a complaint, please go to the FAQ page of this website.