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Interpreter Professional Development

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In Kentucky, there are many avenues to receive professional development in sign language interpreting whether it is obtaining your degree or by fulfilling Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements.

University Programs

In Kentucky there are two universities that offer accredited interpreter education programs.

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Eastern Kentucky University
Department of ASL & Interpreter Education
Laurence Hayes, Ph.D.
245 Wallace Building
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
(859) 622-4966 (V/T)

University of Louisville
Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Dave Coyne, Coordinator, Assistant Professor, ASL
Phone: (502) 852-4113

Continuing Education

Anytime that you register for a workshop for CEUs, make sure that it is approved by the licensure board and it is an RID approved workshop.

Here are a few outlets for CEUs:

Eastern Kentucky University Department of American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Outreach Program.

Kentucky Association of the Deaf at times offer CEUs for its annual conference.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) has a database and you can see if your area will be offering any workshops soon.

Always check the KCDHH Bulletin board for information.