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Educational​ ​Interpreter​ ​Performance​ ​Assessment​​

The​ ​schedule​ ​for​ ​the​ ​​Educational​ ​Interpreter​ ​Performance​ ​Assessment​​ ​(​EIPA​)​ ​is​ ​now​ ​set​ ​for​ ​the 2018-2019​ ​school​ ​year.​ ​The​ ​​EIPA​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​required​ ​component​ ​of​ ​license​ ​renewal​ ​for​ ​all​ ​PK-12​ ​educational interpreters.​ Below​ ​are​ ​the​ ​dates​ ​scheduled​ ​during​ ​the​ ​2018-2019​ ​school​ ​year​ ​for​ ​administration​ ​of​ ​the EIPA.​

Please​ ​note:​ ​This​ ​schedule​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​EIPA​​ ​is​ ​for​ ​those​ ​who​ ​​interpret​ ​in​ ​Wisconsin​ ​schools​ ​only​. Please​ ​also​ ​note​ ​that​ ​the​ ​test​ ​dates​ ​are​ ​shifting​ ​to​ ​occur​ ​during​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​months​ ​only. Plan​ ​accordingly.

Date Time Location
Monday, June 18, 2018 8am - 5pm CESA 1, Pewaukee
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8am - 5pm WSD, Delavan
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8am - 5pm WSD, Delavan
Monday, July 9, 2018 1pm - 5pm CESA 4, West Salem
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 8am - 5pm CESA 4, West Salem
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8am - 12pm CESA 4, West Salem
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1pm - 5pm CESA 6, Oshkosh
Thursday, July 19, 2018 8am - 5pm CESA 6, Oshkosh
Friday, July 20, 2018 8am - 12pm  CESA 6, Oshkosh
Monday, August 20, 2018 8am - 5pm CESA 1, Pewaukee
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8am - 5pm
CESA 1, Pewaukee
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8am - 5pm  CESA 1, Pewaukee 

The​ ​actual​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​the​ ​EIPA​ ​is​ ​$350​ ​per​ ​test.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​benefit​ ​to​ ​Wisconsin​ ​Educational​ ​Interpreters,​ ​the​ ​DPI has​ ​set​ ​aside​ ​funds​ ​to​ ​underwrite​ ​some​ ​of​ ​this​ ​fee.​ ​Therefore,​ ​the​​ ​EIPA​​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​Wisconsin Educational​ ​Interpreters​ ​at​ ​the​ ​reduced​ ​fee​ ​of​ ​$100.

To register for the EIPA, complete​ ​the​ ​​Online​​ ​​EIPA​​ ​Registration. The​ ​online​ ​form​ ​will​ ​provide you​ ​with​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​indicate​ ​your​ ​preferences​ ​for​ ​test​ ​dates,​ ​times​ ​and​ ​location.​ ​DPI​ ​uses RegOnline​ ​for​ ​registration​ ​and​ ​allows​ ​you​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​with​ ​your​ ​credit​ ​card.

If​ ​you​ ​choose​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​by​ ​check,​ ​​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​submit​ ​and​ ​send​ ​your​ ​payment​ ​of​ ​$100.​ ​​Please​ ​note: We​ ​will​ ​not​ ​schedule​ ​your​ ​​EIPA​​ ​slot​ ​until​ ​payment​ ​is​ ​received.​ Once​ ​we​ ​receive​ ​your​ ​payment,​ ​we will​ ​do​ ​our​ ​best​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​your​ ​preferences.​ ​Your​ ​check,​ ​made​ ​out​ ​to​ ​DPI​ ​–​ ​EIPA,​ ​should​ ​be​ ​sent to:

Outreach​ ​Services​ ​for​ ​the​ ​the​ ​Deaf,​ ​Hard​ ​of​ ​Hearing,​ ​and​ ​Deafblind
Attn:​ Office​ ​Associate
309​ ​W.​ ​Walworth​ ​Ave.
Kastner​ ​Hall
Delavan,​ ​WI​ ​53115

A​ ​confirmation​ ​letter​ ​with​ ​your​ ​date​ ​and​ ​time​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​once​ ​your​ ​online​ ​registration​ ​and payment​ ​have​ ​been​ ​received.

All​ ​​EIPA​​ ​tapes​ ​are​ ​scored​ ​by​ ​teams​ ​at​ ​Boys​ ​Town​ ​National​ ​Research​ ​Hospital;​ ​​EIPA​​ ​Diagnostic​ ​Center. Expect​ ​four​ ​to​ ​six​ ​months​ ​to​ ​get​ ​your​ ​results​.​ Your​ ​test​ ​results​ ​include​ ​a​ ​comprehensive​ ​diagnostic report.

For​ ​license​ ​renewal,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​strongly​ ​suggested​ ​that​ ​you​ ​take​ ​the​ ​​EIPA​​ ​​at​ ​least​ ​one​ ​year​ ​prior​​ ​to​ ​the expiration​ ​date​ ​of​ ​your​ ​license.​ ​​For​ ​those​ ​whose​ ​license​ ​expires​ ​anytime​ ​during​ ​the​ ​next​ ​school​ ​year, schedule​ ​the​ ​test​ ​for​ ​this​ ​summer.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​take​ ​the​ ​​EIPA​​ ​early​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​last​ ​minute​ ​stress.

Visit the DPI Educational Interpreter Licensing Information webpage to learn more. If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​any​ ​questions​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​​EIPA​​ ​process​ ​in​ ​Wisconsin,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​us​ at eipa@dpi.wi.gov​.​ If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions​ ​for​ ​staff​ ​in​ ​licensing,​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​Ariana Baker​ ​at ariana.baker@dpi.wi.gov.