Aging and Disability Services will be closed Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. The ADS Bureau of Rehabilitation Services' Office in Middletown is temporarily closed for repairs. Please call the New Haven Office at 203-974-3000 for assistance and further information.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Interpreter Registry

CT Interpreter Registry

On June 8, 1998, Governor John G. Rowland signed Public Act No. 98-251 concerning the registration of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing into law. This registration of all Sign Language, Oral and Cued Speech Interpreters became effective October 1, 1998. If you are currently interpreting in the state of Connecticut, please print and complete the Registration Form and mail along with appropriate documentation to Department of Rehabilitation Services: Interpreting Registry, 55 Farmington Avenue, 12th floor, Hartford, CT 06105 or via email to: (email preferred). Interpreter Registration must be completed annually.

If you have any questions about the registry, please call 860-424-5055 or email

Connecticut General Statute Mandating Interpreter Registration

CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTE MANDATING INTERPRETER REGISTRATION (Sec. 46a-33a. Registration of persons providing interpreting services.)

Follow this link for the Registration Form

NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) has information available for the NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification (NIC) knowledge (written) test as well as information for the Interview and Performance Test. For more information, please visit the RID website at

For details on types of certifications for Interpreter Services, please visit the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf overview.

Cued Speech Certification
To register to take the Cued Speech Certification test, please contact Testing, Evaluation & Certification Unit, Inc. (TECUnit) at (301) 434-1137, (301) 593-6571 (fax), or visiting website
Connecticut Registered Interpreters


If you are in need of interpreting services, please call 2-1-1, or visit and search for “Sign Language Interpretation.” TTY: 800-671-0737.