Board for Evaluation of Interpreters

Now accepting applications for BEI tests

The Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Test of English Proficiency (TEP) written test and the BEI performance tests

Please note that due to COVID-19, our in-person testing site is currently closed to the public, so we do not have any test dates available at this time. We are accepting applications so we can gauge demand and prepare for test administration once our testing site is open to the public. 

Visit the TEP and BEI performance tests webpages for more information.

View this announcement in American Sign Language.


 COVID-19 impact on ODHH sign language interpreter testing

Learn how the Test of English Proficiency (TEP) and BEI performance tests have been impacted by COVID-19.

The Board for Evaluation of Interpreters' (BEI) primary goal is to ensure that prospective interpreters are proficient in their ability to meaningfully and accurately comprehend, produce, and transform American Sign Language (ASL) to and from English.

The performance portion of the BEI is broken into three levels of certification: basic, advanced, and master. Prior to being eligible to take any of the performance assessments, individuals are required to take and pass the Test of English Proficiency (TEP).

All three levels of the BEI performance assessment will eventually be offered in Wisconsin; however, we will focus our initial efforts on establishing the TEP and BEI Basic. Once we have them in place, we will then turn our efforts towards offering BEI Advanced and Master certifications.

For more information, see our BEI Frequently Asked Questions or subscribe for email updates.

Last Revised: October 6, 2020