Preparation for Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Written Test

The Written portion of the EIPA is not required to be taken before the Performance portion. 

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.

The Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf (RID) Code of Ethics is not the basis for professional conduct in the EIPA Written Test.

There is a $200.00 test fee payable online at the time of registration.  To cancel your appointment, there is a $25.00 processing fee; visit the Boystown website for more details.


The written test will be given two times in 2014; our final date for this year is October 4th at 1:00pm in Jacksonville, FL on the campus of the University of North Florida.  It is held in Building 57 (Tom and Betty Pettway Hall), 2nd floor computer lab.  The closest parking lots are 2 and 3; no parking fees are collected on Saturdays.  For directions and a campus map view the following links:  Directions & Campus Map.


Register here for the EIPA Written Test.  For more information about registration contact Teresa McEvoy, EIPA Written Test Coordinator, at (402) 452-5042 or  


Practice Test Documents

EIP Contact Info
Shannon C. Simon, M.S.; CI, CT, CSC, OIC:C
Professional Development Director

Educational Interpreter Project
University of North Florida
Building 57, Room 3524
1 Univ of North Fl Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Toll Free: (866) 697-7150
Local: (904) 620-1386

Fax: (904) 620-3895

(Attn: Melinda Andrew)


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