Preparation for Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Written Test 

General Test Information

For more information, contact Chris Grassmeyer, EIPA Written Test Coordinator by email: or phone: (402) 452-5039.


Please Note:  It is not required to take the Written portion of the EIPA before the Performance portion.  Also the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics is not the basis for the professional conduct of the EIPA Written Test. 


The EIPA Written Test is based on a set of knowledge standards that was developed by a group of experts, including deaf consumers, interpreters, interpreter trainers, deaf educators, and ASL linguistics. The test is not a factual memory test. In other words, memorization of the knowledge standards only, may not enable you to receive a passing score. Application of knowledge to situations is necessary in order to pass this examination. The test is also based on the EIPA Guidelines for Professional Conduct. 

EIPA Written Practice Test Documents

New Online Preparation for the EIPA Written Test - The Project is now offering a self-paced online module for those who want to prepare for the EIPA Written Test (test dates below). This module has all of the materials you will need to read, the 14 Knowledge Standards, the Professional Conduct Guidelines from EIPA and English vocabulary and grammar practice; also there are practice tests built into the module. This will be available to you at any time. 

Test Locations

  • Jacksonville, FL - University of North Florida, test proctor: Shannon Simon, 
  • Crystal River, FL - Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services (CHIPS), test proctor: Maryjo Lawson,

2017 Test Dates

Jacksonville, FL 
  • May 6, 2017 at 1:00pm
  • August, 2017 at 1:30pm (After the Summer Institute, date TBD)  
  • Test Site:  University of North Florida, Building 57 (Tom and Betty Pettway Hall) 

EIPA Test Proctors

Shannon Simon/ Melinda Andrew

1 University of North Florida Drive, 2nd Floor Computer Lab

Jacksonville, FL 32224

Phone:  904-620-1386


For directions, campus map and special hotel rates, view the following links: Directions & Campus Map & Hotel Rates.

The closest parking lots are 2 and 3; no parking fees are collected on Saturdays.



Crystal River, FL

  • February 11,  March 4,  May 6,  June 3,  September 23,  October 14, November 4
  • Each test begins at 10:00 a.m. (in the train cars which are the CHIPS offices)

Test Site:  Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services (CHIPS)


EIPA Test Proctor

Maryjo Lawson

Interpreter Coordinator, Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services

109 NE Crystal Street, Suite B

Crystal River, FL 34428

Phone:  352-795-5000