For those seeking training for home language interpreters for families at IEP meetings, Wisconsin DPI has partnered with WI FACETS, LEAs, and other organizations to develop a one-day training for home language interpreters who interpret for families at IEP meetings. Language interpretation training is a requirement to meet the provisions outlined in Wisconsin’s DPI’s Providing Language Assistance to Parents guidance document. The training provides increased awareness of state and federal laws, regulations and policies related to the educational rights of students who receive special education through an IEP and who may also be English Language Learners. The training also provides increased knowledge of legal responsibilities and requirements related to translation and interpretation of special education, terms, concepts, tools, and resources for interpreters. Finally, the training supports improved skills to handle common ethical considerations while interpreting IEP meetings.

Thank you to those who attended the Special Ed Training for Interpreters this school year.  It was so great to interact with everyone both in-person and online! We are grateful for your steadfast commitment to serving families in the critical role as an interpreter/translator.

Thank you to our partners for the 2023-24 school year as well:




Bruce Guadalupe Community Schools


Wausau School District

WI FACETS is actively seeking partnerships with CESAs or school districts for this training in the 2024-25 school year! If you are interested in bringing this training to your area in the 2024-25 school year, please contact Lori Karcher at [email protected]. This training is free of charge.

WI FACETS encourages districts to participate in the following networking opportunities for Home Language Interpreters and Translators. The networks of interpreters are a fabulous resource for continued professional development to better serve Wisconsin Families and Communities.

Check back soon for upcoming training information!