To:      Superintendents, Principals, Special Education Directors, Special Education Cooperative Directors

           All Interested Persons


Re:      Educational Interpreters Performance (Written) Assessment (EIPA) Dates for 2019



Attention All Interpreters


The EIPA Written Assessments dates for 2019 are as follows (and subject to change):

  • March 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

  • May 11, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

  • September 14, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.

  • October 12, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.


All dates are a Saturday.


All Written Assessments will take place in the Office of Public Instruction Training Room located at 1227 11th Ave, Helena, MT. There are only five slots available per test date.


The EIPA Performance Assessments dates for 2019 are as follows (and subject to change):

  • April 27-28, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)


All Performance Assessments will take place at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind (MSDB) located at 3911 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT.


If you would like to take the Written and/or Performance Assessment, please contact Danni McCarthy (  at least one month prior to the test date, but not more than 45 days before. We are unable to register until 30 days before the assessment date. Please—only register for either of these assessments if you have not taken it before or have taken it two or more years ago and did not pass.


If you have questions regarding the Written or Performance Assessments, please visit the following link:


Thank you.


Danni McCarthy

School Improvement Specialist,

Montana Office of Public Instruction