Welcome to the official North Carolina Interpreters and Transliterators Licensing Board website. Interpreters, transliterators, consumers, and those with a general interest in the field will find information about the process for obtaining a license for interpreting or transliterating in the state of North Carolina. Please note that the NCITLB is for interpreters and transliterators who work specifically with deaf and hard of hearing people and those who interact with them. It is not meant for individuals who interpret between two spoken languages.
Recently the 90-D law that governs the North Carolina Interpreters and Transliterators Licensing Board was ratified. The ratification adopted changes to the law that will not effect current licenses, but will effect people who are now applying for licensure. It is no longer a requirement that an applicant hold a two year degree. Additionally, for cued language interpreters a state level certificate of a three or better will qualify you for full licensure.
If you have previously applied for licensure and were denied, because of the lack of a two year degree you will have to reapply and resubmit a new licensure application.
All of the application paperwork has been updated on the website, and if you have any questions in regard to this change in the law you can contact us via email or phone.