The purpose of the Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of interpreting. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.300 to 309.319.
The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.
Please note: The Board of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing no longer issues ID cards for licensees.
Online Renewal Instructions:
Kentucky One Stop Business Portal Registration
The Kentucky One Stop Business Portal (One Stop) is an initiative to conduct online services with Kentucky state government through a single online portal. Registration with One Stop is a prerequisite to renewing your license online. You may use your existing user name and password to sign into One Stop. If you did not renew online last year, you must create a One Stop account. If you are having trouble creating or using this account, please contact One Stop at 502-782-8930 and wait through the entire message to be transferred to the next available agent, or email KYBOS.SUPPORT@ky.gov. If you are creating a new One Stop business account, you will receive an email with a link to activate your account. Please allow up to fifteen (15) minutes for this email to be delivered to your inbox. Upon receipt, click the link to activate your account and log into One Stop using the username and password you created (One Stop automatically generates “cit\” in front of your username). You must then close that browser, return to the board’s website and click the yellow renewal tab. This will take you directly to the Occupations and Professions user registration page.
Occupations and Professions Online Renewal System
You are required to enter your user name and password again. This is the exact same username and password used for the One Stop Business Portal, as above. As you advance through the renewal system, you must click the “Continue” button at the bottom of each screen. Do not press the “Enter” key; please wait 2-3 seconds before clicking “Continue” or you may be looped back and have to start over. Be sure that you have double-checked your email address, phone numbers and all other contact information, as requested, when renewing your license. The board needs this information for future correspondence. If your contact information changes throughout the year, you must submit a name/address change form, available on the website.
The Office of Occupations and Professions suggests completing your renewal at least two weeks prior to your expiration date.