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HB 2696 Sign Language License

Temporary License Communcation 

Licensure is expected to be enacted in January of 2024. The Health Licensing Office is working on requirements for temporary licensure. For the most accurate and up to date information, please sign up for updates through the Health Licensing Office: Health Licensing Office Sign Up Form.

A synopsis of the framework of the bill and the developmental process for licensure requirements can be found in this informational video: November 2023 Licensure Update. For more information about the framework and process of passing the bill, as well as an ASL version of the bill visit:

Become a Qualified or Certified Sign Language Health Care Interpreter

Step 1 

Meet all of the Requirements

English Version: Sign Language HCI Requirements

Spanish Version: Sign Language HCI Requirements

Oregon Qualification and Certification for Sign Language Interpreters

Step 2

Complete Your Initial Application for Health Care Interpreter

Health Care Interpreter Application  ,* (Historical Changes to HCI Application)

Step 3

Submit Your Application Packet

Emailed applications preferred.  Include all required documentation together with your completed application. 

PDF or Word formatting preferred.  Please label each attachment in your email. 

*Incomplete applications will not be considered*

Email your Initial Application or Renewal to:


Health Care Interpreter Program
Equity and Inclusion Division
421 SW Oak St. Suite 750
Portland, Oregon  97204

HCI Phone Number: (971) 673-3378
Fax number is 971-673-1128.

* Are you having problems with accessing our on-line application? Please follow the instructions from this link. The instructions will help to download the application in Chrome and Firefox. Also, make sure you have the current version of Adobe Reader.