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PDFWAC 388-03-120

Who can take the department's interpreter/translator certification and screening examinations?

(1) You are eligible to take any DSHS interpreter/translator certification or screening examination if you are eighteen years of age or older with a high school diploma (or GED) or higher academic degree(s), or its equivalent from another country, and:
(a) Currently employed by DSHS in a bilingual position; or
(b) Selected for an interview for a DSHS position with bilingual requirements; or
(c) Currently working through contracted agencies as a social service and/or medical interpreter; or
(d) Wishing to work through contracted agencies as a social service and/or medical interpreter, or a translator.
(2) Screening tests will not substitute for or be substituted by any certified language tests.
(3) LTC provides reasonable accommodations for individuals who have one or more documented disabilities within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and/or Washington's law against discrimination (WLAD). If you have a documented disability covered under the ADA and/or WLAD and require test accommodations, you must:
(a) Submit a copy of a qualified medical professional's statement specifying your disability and the specific accommodation required in completing a paper-and-pencil written test and an oral test using audio materials; and
(b) In the special instructions box of the test sign-up form, specify your special needs such as special equipment or the amount of extra time required in completing any of the tests. LTC will request and verify supporting documents for your special accommodation. The appointment date and time you selected through online scheduling may need to be adjusted or rescheduled depending on what is required to accommodate your situation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.025, 74.08.090, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and 45 C.F.R. Section 80.3 (b)(2). WSR 15-07-008, § 388-03-120, filed 3/6/15, effective 4/6/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 2.43.010, 74.04.025, and 74.08.090. WSR 00-06-014, § 388-03-120, filed 2/22/00, effective 3/24/00.]
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