Hiring an Interpreter
If you are requesting interpreting services for a Nevada Executive Branch Agency, see below.
Nevada Executive Branch Agencies Hiring an Interpreter
are the general steps to take when Sign Language interpreting services are requested:
Ask the requester if there is a requisite or preferred certification
type, and/or preferred interpreter/interpreters, and which referral agency
he/she/they can be requested through, if known.
Contact an interpreter referral agency and request interpreter services.
(Do not contact individuals listed on the registry directly, there is no
guarantee the individual has the appropriate licensing/insurance to do business
with the State. Working with individuals without using an interpreter referral
agency creates unnecessary risk for the State. Additionally,
contacting/contracting with individuals directly undermines the profession of
interpreting, and creates risk for interpreters to not receive payment.)
State has contracts with the interpreter referral agencies listed at here:
State of Nevada Purchasing Division
prepared to provide:
deaf client’s name,
interpreter(s) if applicable,
and time of requested service,
of interpreters needed (usually a 2-hour minimum, and anything over 30 minutes
needs 2 interpreters, cancellation fees apply if not given enough notice)
situation (interview, meeting, etc.)
booking interpreter and billing address
name, phone and email
site name, address and nearest cross street
Make sure you receive confirmation that interpreting services will be provided.
(Interpreter referral agencies will sometimes confirm that a request has been received,
but this is not a guarantee that interpreting services will be provided.
Usually, a separate confirmation of services will include the names of
Keep a copy of all confirmations from the interpreter referral agency.
If necessary, make note of any last-minute changes in interpreting situation
(if the meeting goes over the anticipated time, for example)
Compare notes/confirmation with invoice when it’s received, before processing