DSHS Credentials: Temporary Reinstatement Available

06 Feb 2019 11:52 AM | Alicia McNeely (Administrator)

As many of you know, the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has changed its certification requirements for interpreters and translators. Many of those changes come into effect in the next couple months. Please note that DSHS authorized/certified translators and interpreters who will lose their credentials before 06/30/19 may apply for a temporary credential reinstatement through 06/29/2019. These people will, however, still be required to re-test to become re-credentialed.

Please see the following links for more information: 

DSHS website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/language-testing-and-certification

Maintaining credentials flyer: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/ltc/documents/Flyer.pdf 

Temporary credential application: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/FSA/ltc/documents/Temp%20Cred%20Reinstatement%20Request%20Form.pdf

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