1.9.1 Five-Year Certificate Expiration

(Revised 07/12)

A certificate holder's certificate expires if the five-year recertification requirements are not satisfied by the expiration date. When a certificate expires for not satisfying the CEUs requirement and nonpayment of recertification fee, the holder is notified by certified mail. State mail is not forwarded, and if a certificate holder moves, he or she must notify DARS DHHS of the address change. When a certificate expires, the certificate holder’s name will no longer appear on the list of certified interpreters on the DARS website. Continuing to interpret in any situation where an interpreter certificate is required is a violation of DARS rules when the only certification held is an expired BEI certificate.