Board for Evaluation of Interpreters

Advanced performance test dates now available

The Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) is excited to announce that we are offering the Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) advanced performance test. Test dates are listed on the BEI performance test webpage.

Test dates for the BEI master performance test have not been determined as this time.

ODHH is committed to reducing risk while participating in the BEI testing process. Additional information about safety protocols will be sent to candidates prior to their scheduled test. Individuals wishing not to participate in BEI testing at this time will be offered dates into the future.

If you have any questions, please email the BEI mailbox.

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 are currently able to offer the BEI basic and BEI advanced level assessments. The BEI master level performance test will be offered sometime in 2022.

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

Last Revised: June 15, 2022