The decision of whether an applicant or certificate holder is qualified to be certified as a DARS DHHS certificate holder or to maintain a DARS DHHS certificate, in light of the convictions specific to that individual, may be based on any of the following factors:

  • the recommendation of the BEI Advisory Board;
  • the nature and seriousness of the crime;
  • the relationship of the crime to the purposes for requesting to become a certified interpreter;
  • the extent to which being a certified interpreter might afford an opportunity to repeat the crime;
  • the relationship of the crime to the ability, capacity, or fitness required to perform the duties and discharge the responsibilities of a certified interpreter;
  • the age of the person at the time of the crime;
  • the amount of time that has passed since the person's most recent criminal activity;
  • the conduct and work activity of the person before and after the crime;
  • evidence of the person's rehabilitation or rehabilitative effort while incarcerated or following release;
  • other evidence of the person's present fitness, including letters of recommendation from
    • prosecution, law enforcement, or correctional officers who had responsibility for the person; and
    • sheriff or chief of police in the community where the person resides; and
    • any other individual in contact with the person; and
  • any other factor that it is reasonably determined is relevant to the individual's qualifications to serve as a BEI certified interpreter.