Interpreter Licensure informational in ASL - overview of licensure explained here.

In order to work as an interpreter in the State of Arizona, you are required to be licensed. The information below will help you through the process of becoming an Arizona State Licensed interpreter.

From the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Website:

The State of Arizona wants to make sure the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are receiving the very best assistance possible. That’s why Arizona sign language interpreters are now required to be licensed through the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

The law that established licensing undefined A.R.S. 36-1946 – was passed by the Arizona State Legislature in 2000. It is designed to create a statewide standard for sign language interpreters. This not only helps the state’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing, but also provides interpreters helpful guidelines.

For more information on licensure and to apply for a license please visit:

to view an up-to-date list of licensed interpreters in the state of Arizona, please visit:

Emmett Hassen, Licensing and Certification Coordinator, is available to answer questions about your journey to becoming a Licensed Arizona Interpreter. You may contact Emmett via email at or at 480-264-0188.

Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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