— it is legal in Florida to hire a signer, rather than
a certified interpreter

— only 17 states require interpreters to be certified;
other states don’t

— it is legal in Wisconsin to hire an inexperienced interpreter
to interpret highly stressful situations

— because of internal issues with RID, the Board for
Evaluation of Interpreters has become the defacto
standard – creating RID-BEI conflicts

— interpreter exam locations are often at long
distances from applicant’s homes, creating

— exam fees are not affordable for many applicants

— many Coda intereters have this attitude that
they do not need to take exams