Becoming a commisioner

Becoming a commisioner

CCIE Commissioner Nominations

CCIE is seeking a pool from which new Commissioners may be selected. For more information on nominating yourself or someone else, please contact Sherry Shaw, Chair of the Nominating Committee at

Overview of the Commissioner Role

CCIE is dedicated to serving the needs of persons who are D/deaf and hard-of-hearing through accreditation and peer-review of interpreter education programs.

CCIE promotes the professional competence of interpreters through fostering a comprehensive Self-Study Review process, measuring those efforts against a set of Academic and Organizational Standards, and conducting an on-site peer review of the applicant program.  The highest achievement an applicant program may receive is Full Accreditation from CCIE.

Commissioners play a critical role in this process. Commissioners are required to:

  • Attend monthly conference calls (2 hours in length)
  • Attend an annual day-long virtual meeting
  • Participate on at least one standing committee of CCIE
  • Participate in at least one Self-Study Rating & on-site visit every two (2) years (dependent on application volume)
  • Actively promote accreditation
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by CCIE


CCIE will strive for diversity with a focus on D/deaf people and people of color.
The CCIE will strive to maintain a composition of respected experts such as, but not limited to:

  • Interpreter educator
  • ASL faculty
  • Public member (e.g. accreditation, legal, financial, or academic administration expert)
  • Interpreter practitioner
  • Interpreter education program administrator

Expected Time Commitment

On average, a Commissioner may spend approximately 8-10 hours a month doing the work of CCIE.  During the review process of a Self-Study this workload may increase to 15-20 hours per month. The term is three years and may be renewed.

CCIE’s Mission Statement

The Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education promotes professionalism in the field of interpreter education through:

  • The development and revision of interpreter education standards,
  • The encouragement of excellence in program development,
  • The accreditation of interpreter education programs that lead to an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree,
  • A national and international dialogue on the preservation and advancement of standards in the field of interpreter and higher education, and
  • The application of the knowledge, skills and ethics of the profession.

Application Process and Timeline

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. To Apply, please submit the following items:

Review Process:

  • Applicants will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on an as needed basis, depending on the vacated seats of Commissioners.
  • Candidates will be presented to the Board of CCIE at their monthly meetings as needed.