201 KAR 39:070. Application and qualifications for temporary licensure.


      RELATES TO: KRS 309.312(1)(b), (3)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.304(3), 309.312

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.304(3) and 309.312(1)(b) and (3) require the board to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing the requirements for an applicant for temporary licensure as an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements regarding temporary licensure.


      Section 1. Application for Licensure. Each applicant shall submit:

      (1) A completed Application for Licensure Form;

      (2) The appropriate application and licensure fees as required by 201 KAR 39:040;

      (3) A Plan of Supervision for a Temporary License from a board approved mentor;

      (4) Proof documenting passage of the NIC or EIPA Knowledge Exam. If the interpreter is deaf or hard of hearing, eighteen (18) hours of continuing education focused on CDI preparation may be obtained in lieu of this requirement; and

      (5) Proof of achieving or holding one (1) of the following:

      (a) Valid NAD Level III as a currently certified member;

      (b) SCPI Advanced or better, within three (3) years of application;

      (c) SLPI Advanced or better, within three (3) years of application;

      (d) ASLPI of three and one-half (3.5) or better, within three (3) years of application; or

      (e) EIPA of three (3.0) or better.


      Section 2. Temporary Licensure Duration. (1) An individual may hold temporary licensure for a maximum of five (5) consecutive licensure years from the date of initial issuance.

      (2) An individual who is deaf or hard of hearing may hold temporary licensure for a maximum of ten (10) consecutive licensure years from the date of initial issuance.

      (3) Any reinstatement or extension of a temporary license shall occur during the period established in subsection (1) or (2) of this section.


      Section 3. Supervision Requirements. (1) Each applicant for a temporary license shall be trained and supervised by a board-approved mentor.

      (2) During the period of training and supervision the mentor shall meet with each licensee on a quarterly basis. One (1) of these meetings shall be on a face to face basis with each person being mentored. The remaining meetings may be through the use of video or video teleconferencing or any other method outlined in the approved plan of supervision.

      (3) A mentor shall contract with no more than twenty (20) temporary licensees during a calendar year.


      Section 4. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

      (a) "Application for Licensure", August 2015; and

      (b) "Plan of Supervision for Temporary License", 10/2011.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Division of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (28 Ky.R. 1263; Am. 1609; eff. 1-14-2002; 32 Ky.R. 2333; 33 Ky.R. 387; eff. 9-1-06; 38 Ky.R. 1648; 1849; eff. 6-1-2012; TAm eff. 6-1-2012; 42 Ky.R. 845; eff. 12-4-2015; 42 Ky.R. 845; eff. 12-4-2015.)