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Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The purpose of the Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of interpreting. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.300 to 309.319.

Do you need to find a licensed person with the Kentucky Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing?
You can now search the Active License Directory located here that will allow you to search for a licensed individual by Board, License Type, Region and/or County.
In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here.
*Please note: Licensees have the option to publicize information or leave it unavailable. The Office of Occupations and Professions believes this information will be useful and serve public protection.

June 2016
Important Notice Regarding New Online System
You must create a brand new username and password.
Old One Stop Usernames and passwords are no longer valid and will not work.
v  Social Security number is used strictly as an identifier to accurately match old system data to new system data.  It will not remain within public view and has strict security.
v Please pay close attention to the required fields when registering your account. 
v When individual Board’s online renewal is completed, we will use the valid email address to communicate any new features or procedures. After your new user account is set up, you can print a new card or certificate. Legacy License Number and License Number will show identical licensure status and are valid to use today.
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.

 News and Updates


The board recently approved increasing fees for full and temporary licensees. The fee increases have been approved by the General Assembly; renewal and extension fees for licensees will increase to $125 annually. Fees for new applicants will increase as well such that total charges to apply and receive a license or temporary license initially will now total $175. These fee increases represent an increase of $50-$75 per licensee depending on your status as a temporary or full licensee. These fees do not include any assessment for late applications or reinstatements.