How to Become an ASL Interpreter

If you are currently learning ASL, you may be surprised where that road may lead you. For many, learning sign language becomes a stepping stone towards becoming a sign language interpreter.

However, how does someone even become an interpreter? Where do you start? Are there special classes you should take, degrees to attain, or certifications to earn?

In this week’s video, my wife and I answer all of those questions and more. We even explain a few steps you can start taking today that can help you one day become a sign language interpreter!

Be sure to stick around until the end of the video for some good laughs, our golden retriever Shadow likes to make a bit of a scene sometimes!

If you’ve ever been curious about what interpreting as a career would be like, you can check out the article Interpreting as a Career.

An Interview with Chris Gorges about ASL Interpreting as a Career

What about you? Are you currently learning ASL? Have you ever thought about interpreting as a career? Let us know in the comments below.

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