Topics discussed, the reason/purpose for licensure in North Carolina, requirements to become a licensed interpreter, how to maintain the license and general information about the licensure law. There will also be time for questions and answers
Participants will learn why there is licensure in North Carolina, how to apply for a license what is required to apply and how to maintain it. This information will come directly from a member of the North Carolina licensure board. This presentation will clarify the meaning of licensure and the purpose for it. Participants will have a clear understanding of the law works and why it exist. Another objective is to allow current licensees and future licensees time the opportunity to ask questions.
Donnie E. Dove, Jr., MA
ASL Lab Assistant/Instructional Assistant CPCC
Donnie E. Dove, Jr. is Deaf and a native user of American Sign Language. He has been an active member of the Deaf Community in Charlotte, NC, where he has offered his leadership and organizational skills for a number of events within the Charlotte Association of the Deaf (FAED), Carolina Athletic Association of the Deaf (CAAD), and North Carolina Association of the Deaf (NCAD). Donnie, known as ‘DD’, was raised in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the middle child of 8 children! After graduating from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, he attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf for a year. He soon realized that Gallaudet University would be a better fit for his goals. He transferred the following year, eventually graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Gallaudet University. Donnie stayed in Washington, DC where he worked at National Security Agency, Gallaudet University, and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. Later, he realized it was time to further his education and went to American University to graduate school and earned an MA. After graduation, Donnie relocated to Texas, where he worked for Texas School for the Deaf. Eventually, he decided to move back East to work as the Deaf Specialist and manager of the Charlotte Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.