6.6 Trilingual Five-Year Recertification

A trilingual certificate holder must maintain all prerequisite certifications and satisfy the five-year recertification requirements to maintain his or her certification. Each certificate holder must earn 10.0 continuing education units (CEUs) (100 clock hours) during the five-year certification period.

Holders of a BEI General Certificate and a Trilingual Certificate must satisfy

  • 5.0 CEUs (50 clock hours) in interpreting-related topics;
  • 3.0 CEUs (30 clock hours) in trilingual-related topics; and
  • 2.0 CEUs (20 clock hours) in ethics-related topics.

Holders of only a BEI Trilingual Interpreter Certificate must satisfy

  • 3.0 CEUs (30 clock hours) in trilingual-related topics; and
  • CEUs requirements for requisite certificate issued by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or NIC.

A DARS DHHS staff member may notify a certificate holder at least 60 days before the expiration date. A certificate holder's failure to receive notice does not prevent the expiration of a certificate. To renew, the certificate holder must

  • complete Form 3911, Five-Year Recertification, or Form 3922, Multiple-Certificate Five-Year Recertification, and attach
    • a check or money order for the renewal fee,
    • copies of CEU documentation earned during the certification period,
    • a valid copy of a RID or NAD-RID certificate card (if not BEI certified), and
  • mail the renewal form, fee, and CEU documentation to DARS DHHS.