TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 326-I
INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Section 326-I:9


See Emergency Order #46 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-46-Emerg. (2020, 2046:1.)), issued pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-04 (2020, 1004:1.)) as extended by Executive Orders 2020-05 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-05 (2020, 1005:1.)); 2020-08 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-08 (2020, 1008:1.)); 2020-09 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-09 (2020, 1009:1.)); 2020-010 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-010 (2020, 1010:1.)); 2020-014 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-014 (2020, 1014:1.)); 2020-015 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-015 (2020, 1015:1.)); 2020-016 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-016 (2020, 1016:1.)); 2020-017 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-017 (2020, 1017:1.)); 2020-018 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-018 (2020, 1018:1.)); 2020-020 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-020 (2020, 1020:1.)); 2020-021 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-021 (2020, 1021:1.)); 2020-022 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-022 (2020, 1022:1.)); 2020-023 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-023 (2020, 1023:1.)); 2020-024 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-024 (2020, 1024:1.)); 2020-025 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2020-025 (2020, 1025:1.)); 2021-01 (NH LEGIS E.O. 2021-01 (2021, 1001:1.)), related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for potential impact on the terms of this section.
    326-I:9 License Requirements; Fees. –
I. To be eligible for licensure by the board as an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing at either the national level license or the state level license, an applicant shall:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age and make application to the board, upon a form prescribed by the board.
(b) Pay to the board the appropriate license application fee.
(c) Possess the minimum standards of performance and training pursuant to rules adopted by the board under RSA 541-A and RSA 326-I:5.
(d) Demonstrate sufficient evidence of good professional character and reliability to satisfy the board that the applicant shall faithfully and conscientiously avoid professional misconduct and otherwise adhere to the requirements of this chapter.
(e) If applicable, submit proof of licensure in another state in which the licensure requirements are equivalent to or greater than those in this chapter.
II. (a) A license shall be restored after a period of nonrenewal of less than 2 years, if the person pays to the board a restoration fee consisting of the current renewal fee plus any late fee established by rules adopted by the board pursuant to RSA 541-A and submits such evidence of continued professional competence and eligibility for licensure as the board may require.
(b) Any person who fails to renew a license within 3 years after its expiration date may apply for and obtain a new license upon meeting the requirements of this chapter and paying to the board the appropriate fee.

Source. 2001, 232:1, eff. July 1, 2001.