CAIRS Interpreter Signup

Please note that Amanda Doer, CAIRS Coordination Supervisor, is also the designated Interpreter Liaison and coordinates the sign-up process for all new interpreters. You may reach Amanda by phone at 312-895-4300, Ext. 222 or by e-mail at

CAIRS continually operates in strict compliance with enacted state laws regarding sign language interpreters. Please note the legislated interpreter eligibility requirements below for working with CAIRS in Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota, as follows:

Provision of current Illinois license [From Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC)]

Provision of current Indiana Interpreter Certification Program documentation [From the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)]

Provision of current Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Registration documentation [From the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDHS)]

In addition, ALL interpreters must review and complete the CAIRS Freelance Interpreter Handbook, prior to being eligible for assignments. CAIRS policy requires that all interpreters strictly follow the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct.

Please note that for Illinois interpreters who are still waiting to receive their license, CAIRS may request a copy of the actual licensure application for documentation purposes. Thank you!

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Where would you like to work? Illinois