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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation

General Notice
Study to Consider Licensure for Sign Language Interpreters
Date Posted: 8/14/2019
Expiration Date: 9/16/2019
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
14 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 9/2/2019 and ended 9/16/2019   [3 comments]

The Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation was requested to perform a study for the licensure of Sign Language Interpreters.  Public comments will be received beginning September 2, 2019, through September 16, 2019.  Public hearings will be conducted as follows:

Wednesday, 9/4 at 11:00 am
Endependence Center, Inc. 
6300 East Virginia Beach Blvd 
Norfolk, Virginia 23502-2827
Phone: 757-461-8007
Contact Nicole Davis, Executive Director
Friday, 9/6 at 11:00 am
Northern VA Resource Center
3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-352-9055
Contact Debbie Jones
Monday, 9/9 at 1:00 pm
Training Room 1, 2nd floor, Commonwealth Conference Center
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, Va 23233
Phone: 804-367-8519
Contact: Kate Nosbisch
Wednesday, 9/11 at 11:00 am Blue Ridge Independent Living Centers
1502 B Williamson Rd NE
Roanoke, VA 24012
Meeting 9/11 at 11:00 am 
Phone: 540-342-1231 
Contact  Karen Michalski-Karney 

If you are unable to attend a public hearing to provide comment, you may do so beginning Monday, September 2, 2019, via the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website or to the following:

Email:  Attention:  Kathleen R. Nosbisch, Executive Director -

Mail:  Kathleen R. Nosbisch, DPOR, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA  23233

Fax:  Attention:  Kathleen R. Nosbisch - (866) 465-6206

In addition, there will be an American Sign Language Video on this announcement posted at the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from September 2, 2019 through September 16, 2019.  Individuals who use sign language may submit their comments by video at  

Any written comments must be received by close of business on Monday, September 16, 2019, in order to be considered by the Board studying this matter.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400`
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-8519    FAX: (866)465-6206    TDD: ()-