Your interpreting education program will give you the foundation to begin working in this exciting field. The experience you gain after graduation will prepare you for professional credentials.
Many new graduates take advantage of mentorship or internship opportunities to gain experience working with a wide range of people in a wide range of settings with the supervision and support of skilled practitioners. Learn about the area where you plan to live and work. States have different work eligibility requirements such as state screening or licensure, separate from national certification granted by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID, Inc.). You can find more information about credentials from RID.