Each certificate holder must earn continuing education units (CEUs) during the five-year certification period. See 1.9.2 Continuing Education Units. At the end of the five-year period, certificate holders must apply to recertify their certificates for an additional five years. For more information about obtaining CEUs, see the BEI Study Guide for General Interpreter Certification Candidates (in PDF).
A DARS DHHS staff member may send notification letters to certificate holders of certificate renewal 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 recertify, the certificate holder must
- complete Form 3911, Five-Year Recertification, or Form 3922, Multiple-Certificate Five-Year Recertification, and attach
- a check, money order, or cashier’s check for the renewal fee, and
- copies of documentation for the CEUs earned during the certification period; and
- before the date of expiration, mail the items to DARS DHHS.