Interpreter Qualification Project


The Interpreter Qualification Project (IQP) helps agencies meet Federal requirements applicable to language access for Spanish speakers, for example Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Title VI regulations, prohibiting discrimination based on national origin, and Executive Order 13166 issued in 2000.

Individuals who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English can be limited English proficient, or "LEP." These individuals may be entitled to language assistance with respect to a particular type of service, benefit, or encounter.

IQP was designed to meet the LEP requirements of our current contracting agencies, (the SC Department of Social Services and the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control) by providing testing and training for the agencies’ bilingual employees and contract interpreters. IQP includes training on applicable laws, skill building in interpretation and translation, and an overview of professional standards and the Interpreter Code of Ethics.

IQP is available by contract to any entity interested in ensuring that their interpreters are fully capable and qualified to effectively communicate with Spanish speakers.

For more information about IQP, please contact Cheryl Worrell, Program Manager at 803-777-9404 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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