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Virginia Quality Assurance Screening (VQAS)


The VQAS is administered by the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) in accordance with "Regulations Governing Interpreter Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing". This assessment process is designed to assist you, as a developing professional, to identify your strengths and weaknesses in your knowledge and skills of interpreting in order to assist your growth in interpreting competence.

As you probably know, interpreting is an exciting and challenging field. VDDHH invites you to participate in the VQAS process and hopes the comments and suggestions you receive will be a valuable tool in your professional development. Virginia is in need of qualified interpreters, as witnessed by the ever-increasing demand for services from our consumers.


VQAS and EIPA Registration

Eligibility Guidelines

We have developed the following guidelines for you to review to be sure you are eligible to register for the VQAS Performance Assessment.

  • I have a passed the VQAS Written Assessment and my results are still valid. NOTE: You must have passed the VQAS Written Assessment within the past three years OR have a current valid VQAS Screening Level in order to register for the VQAS Performance Assessment.
  • I have a current valid VQAS Screening Level which does not expire within the next 120 days. NOTE: If your current VQAS Screening Level will expire within 120 days and there are no test dates available before your expiration date, you may be required to re-establish eligibility by taking and passing the Written Assessment again.
  • I have not taken the VQAS Performance Assessment in the past six (6) months. NOTE: You cannot be scheduled for more than 1 Performance Assessment every 6 months.
  • I do not have results pending from a Previous VQAS Performance Assessment. NOTE: You cannot be scheduled for a Performance Assessment if you have results from a previous assessment pending.

More Information About...


Registration for VQAS

Eligibility

The VQAS Schedule

Confirmation of Test Date

Cancellations

Scheduling or Re-Scheduling an Assessment Date

Expiration Dates

Processing Times for Results

Diagnostics

VQAS Policies




VQAS Packet

Visit the VDDHH Document Repository to download current VQAS Policy statements, answers to frequently asked questions, sample test questions, information on national associations, and more. These files are in Microsoft Word format.


More information and resources:

Special Education Regulations in Virginia

Educational Interpreters Brochure




Helpful Links

Registration for VQAS

Eligibility

The VQAS Schedule

Confirmation of Test Date

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