Trilingual Interpreter Test

DARS, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) is offering the Trilingual tests at a reduced rate

In an effort to promote professional standards within the Trilingual community, DHHS will offer the BEI Trilingual interpreter test at a reduced rate from April 15, 2012 to October 15, 2012. This test assesses the Spanish-English-ASL interpreting proficiency of individuals providing Trilingual interpreting services. Eligible candidates for Trilingual certification are encouraged to take advantage of this initiative.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) trilingual certification, an applicant must

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • possess a high school diploma or its equivalent;
  • not have a criminal conviction that could be grounds for denial, suspension, revocation, or other disciplinary action associated with a certificate;
  • provide proof of possessing at least one of the following:
    • BEI Level I, II, III, IV, V, Basic, Advanced, or Master certificate;
    • RID CSC, CI, CI/CT; or
    • NAD-RID NIC, NIC Advanced, or NIC Master; and
  • pass the requisite examinations, which are
    • Test of Spanish Proficiency (TSP); and
    • a trilingual performance test.

Reduced Rates/Application Information:

Testing will be administered at the DHHS Offices in Austin. The Trilingual application forms (DARS3918 and DARS3919) may be downloaded at http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/dhhsforms.shtml.

Trilingual testing fees at 50% off:

  • Test of Spanish Proficiency (TSP) $47.50.
  • Trilingual Advanced Performance test $80.
  • Trilingual Master Performance test $92.50.

Appointments may be scheduled with Angela Bryant at angela.bryant@dars.state.tx.us.

  • Contact

    Regional Interpreter Education Center
    American Sign Language Program
    405 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA 02115
    617-373-8262 voice
    857.366.4195 VP and voice
    617-373-3065 fax

    Northeastern University Regional Interpreter Education Center