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Joining the Register

To join the register, you must send RISLI the following:

  • An Application Form (see below)
  • A copy of your qualification(s)
  • A recent passport style photograph (electronic format) for use on your Membership card
  • Proof of Identification (for example a photo of your passport or drivers’ licence)

1) Personal Details:

Date of Birth
Text Only?(Required)
Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload a photo that we can use to verify your identification. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a passport, driver’s licence and public services card.

2) Qualifications:

Please tick the qualification route that applies to this application and the year in which you achieved this qualification. Also, please attach or enclose proof of your qualification/accreditation for each one that applies to you.

Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies (Interpreting), Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin (NFQ Level 8)

Tick if completed course

Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting with Level 6 NVQ Certificate in Irish Sign Language, Signature (equivalent to NFQ Level 8)

Tick if completed course

Diploma in ISL/English Interpreting, Trinity College Dublin (NFQ Level 7)

Tick if completed course

Diploma in Deaf Studies (ISL/English Interpreting), University of Bristol (equivalent to NFQ Level 7)

Tick if completed course

Masters in Interpreting Studies (with Irish Sign Language / English language pair), Queens University Belfast (equivalent to NFQ Level 9)

Tick if completed course

Continuous Professional Development in Deaf Interpreting, Trinity College Dublin

Tick if completed course

Accreditation processes (NRB / SLIS / Irish Sign Link)


If you qualified through another route please specify let us know. Please attach or enclose as much detail as possible, including the institution that delivered the qualification, course content, and contact details for organisers.

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Max. file size: 50 MB.

    3) Consent:

    Please tick if you wish the following information to be shared on the RISLI website (optional)

    Mobile Number

    RISLI Consent Form:

    Please tick the relevant boxes below.

    Fit & Proper Form

    Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence in the State or elsewhere, or are there any criminal charges pending against you in the State or elsewhere?
    Do you have any serious physical health or mental health illness or condition that may affect your ability to carry out interpreting duties?
    Is there any other relevant information that RISLI should know about which may have a bearing on your suitability to register?

    Data Protection Consent Form:

    Please tick the relevant boxes below.

    • Confirm that the registrant meets minimum criteria for initial membership of the Register
    • Record the starting date of registration
    • Record registrant details on the online Register Directory
    • Record your registration status
    • Provide a photo ID card to registrant
    • Provide information, support and advice to registrants
    • Provide information regarding upcoming CPD opportunities to registrants
    • Send emails and newsletters regarding the Register’s work
    • Confirm that the registrant meets minimum requirements in relation to CPD and Work Practice
    • Consider and investigate any complaints or appeals brought against a registrant
    • Confirm that the registrant meets minimum criteria for membership of any Specialisation Panel
    • Record registrants’ membership (if any) of a Specialisation Panel
    • Record evidence of termination of registration
    • As otherwise stated in the privacy policy
    • As otherwise required or permitted by law or where those involved with the Register have a legitimate interest in processing my data

    Please contact us if you have any questions or want any support filling out the application form.

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