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The list of currently available qualifications and accreditations recognised for membership by the Register are:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies (Interpreting), Trinity College Dublin (NFQ Level 8)
  • Signature Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting with Level 6 NVQ Certificate in Irish Sign Language (equivalent to NFQ Level 8)
  • Continuous Professional Development Certificate in Deaf Interpreting, Trinity College Dublin

The following qualification routes, while no longer being offered by educational providers or organisations, are also recognised by the Register for membership:

  • Diploma in ISL/English Interpreting, Trinity College Dublin (NFQ Level 7)
  • Diploma in Deaf Studies (ISL/English Interpreting), the University of Bristol (equivalent to NFQ Level 7)
  • Masters in Interpreting Studies from Queens University Belfast (with Irish Sign Language / English language pair ) (equivalent to NFQ Level 9)
  • Sign Language Interpreting Service / Irish Sign Link Accreditation processes (1997, 2000, 2006, 2009)

If your qualification is not listed above, please see Section 2 of the Registration Processes Policy or if you need further assistance, please contact