Chapter 388-03 WAC

Last Update: 1/22/16

CERTIFICATION OF DSHS SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS, TRANSLATORS, EMPLOYEES, AND LICENSED AGENCY PERSONNEL (LAPL)

WAC Sections

PURPOSE AND SCOPE
388-03-010What is the purpose of these rules?
388-03-020What is the scope of these rules?
DEFINITIONS
388-03-030What definitions are important to understanding these rules?
CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
388-03-050What is the department's code of professional conduct for interpreters, translators, and LAPL?
LTC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CERTIFYING SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
388-03-060What is the responsibility of the language testing and certification (LTC) section in certifying and authorizing interpreters, translators, employees, and LAPL?
CERTIFICATION/AUTHORIZATION OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
388-03-110What requirements apply to persons providing language services to DSHS clients?
388-03-112When am I considered certified or authorized?
388-03-114Can I provide language services to DSHS without taking a department examination?
388-03-115Who determines if my request for examination exemption is "sufficiently documented"?
388-03-116What if my certification documents are in a foreign language?
388-03-117What happens to my request for department recognition as an interpreter/translator?
388-03-118Does the department maintain lists of certified/authorized interpreters and translators?
EXAMINATIONSELIGIBILITY AND REGISTRATION
388-03-120Who can take the department's interpreter/translator certification and screening examinations?
388-03-122What type of test is given by the department to certify and authorize persons providing language services to DSHS clients?
388-03-123What is a screening examination?
388-03-125How do I register for a certification or screening examination if I am not a department employee or an applicant for a bilingual position with the department?
388-03-126What does the pretest package contain?
EXAMINATIONFEES
388-03-130What examination fees must I pay?
388-03-132How do I pay my examination fees?
388-03-133Are my examination fees refundable?
EXAMINATIONSSCHEDULING
388-03-135Where are the test locations and how frequent are the test sessions?
388-03-136Can I change my test appointment date and time?
EXAMINATIONSADMINISTRATION AND SCORING
388-03-138What procedural requirements apply to administering certification and screening examinations?
388-03-140What if a test candidate is suspected of cheating?
388-03-142Can I appeal the decision about my ineligibility to take any DSHS test because of cheating?
388-03-144How do I request an adjudicative hearing about the department's decision to declare me ineligible due to cheating?
388-03-150How does the department score my bilingual examinations?
388-03-152When does the department mail my test scores?
388-03-153I have passed my interpreter written test. How long is my written test score valid before I take my oral test?
388-03-154Can I appeal my test scores?
388-03-156How many times can I retake a failed test?
DECERTIFICATION/DEAUTHORIZATION OF INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS
388-03-160How do I maintain my certification or authorization status?
388-03-162How does the department keep track of my continuing education credit hours?
388-03-164What happens if I do not meet the requirements for maintaining my certification or authorization status?
388-03-166What about certificates/authorization letters issued prior to the effective date of the revised chapter 388-03 WAC?
388-03-170Can the department deny or revoke my certification or authorization status?
388-03-171Can the department deny or revoke my certification or authorization status as a department bilingual employee?
388-03-172What procedures must the department follow if it denies or revokes my certification or authorization status?
388-03-173What is the required time frame to file a revocation request?
388-03-174Can I appeal the decision to deny or revoke my certification or authorization?
388-03-176How do I request an adjudicative hearing?
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
388-03-124How do I register for a certification or screening examination if I am a department employee or an applicant for a bilingual position with the department? [Statutory Authority: RCW 2.43.010, 74.04.025, and 74.08.090. WSR 00-06-014, § 388-03-124, filed 2/22/00, effective 3/24/00.] Repealed by WSR 15-17-092, filed 8/18/15, effective 9/18/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.04.025, 74.08.090, 45 C.F.R. Section 80.3 (b)(2), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Reyes vs. Thompson Consent Order.
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