Nevada Interpreter / CART Registry

Welcome to the Interpreter / CART Registry

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If you would like to apply for registration as Interpreter, student interpreter, or CART Provider, please read the information on this website carefully. Then scroll down and select the appropriate  application link.


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    The Nevada Interpreter/CART Registry (the Registry) is a list of sign language interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers (NRS 656A.080) who meet the minimum qualifications in this State as required by Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 656A (NRS 656A.100)

    All sign language interpreters and CART providers must be registered in order to practice in the State of Nevada (NRS 656A.800). See below for exceptions.

    An “interpreter” is anyone engaging in the practice of interpreting (the facilitation of communication between persons who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired and other persons). (NRS 656A.060)

     A “CART provider” or “realtime captioner” is anyone engaging in the practice of the immediate, verbatim translation of the spoken word into English text using a stenographic machine or voice recognition software, and a computer and realtime captioning software. (NRS 656A.025)


      (NRS 56A.515) A consumer of interpreting or CART services who is dissatisfied with the services provided by an Interpreter or CART provider may file a complaint.  A person can file a complaint in person, on the phone or Video Phone, via email, or by completing the complaint form.

        Registration Requirements

        Registration requirements, including definitions of settings, qualifications, available waivers, scope of practice restrictions and renewal requirements can be found in Nevada Registration Requirements.

        NRS/NAC 656A Explained in ASL      

          Registration Applications

          Before you start an application, please have all required documents ready to upload: 

          (For specific requirements, please see Nevada Registration Requirements document)

          1. Government issued ID - Driver’s license, identification card, or passport.

          2. Highest level of Education completed – Degree certificate, diploma, G.E.D. certificate, transcripts, or RID approved educational equivalency.

          3. Current professional credential(s) – Certification card showing name and expiration date, EIPA score certificate, EIPA Written Knowledge Test certificate or coaching report, proof of passing a certification knowledge exam, or proof of completion of an interpreter training degree program.

          FOR RID CERTIFICATION: To get an image of your Credly badge, please follow the below instructions.

          1.  Login to your Credly account:  

          2.  Click on the Badges tab.

          3.  Click on the badge that shows which certification(s) you have.

          4.  Take a screenshot, be sure it includes your name, expiration date, and badge.

          5.  Use the screenshot as your proof of certification on your application.

          FOR STUDENT REGISTRATION: Proof of current enrollment in a field experience course (internship, mentorship, practicum, etc.) – Your course schedule showing your name, courses enrolled, and course dates or a letter from your instructor.

          Please select the application that meets you needs:

          Interpreter Registration Application

          Student Interpreter Registration Application

          CART Registration Application


            (NRS 656A) Individuals who practice interpreting or CART do not have to register if s/he:

            • Is licensed in another state, and provides services in this State for not more than 30 days in a calendar year; or
            • Engages in the practice of interpreting or CART only for religious organizations; or
            • Engages in the practice of interpreting or CART for an emergency medical or governmental incident; or
            • Engages in the practice of interpreting in a social situation that does not require a qualified interpreter according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

              CAS Mentorship Program and Professional Development Workshops

              To learn more about the CAS Mentorship Program or our Professional Development workshops:


              Interpreter Professional Development (