Consumer Training and Education Programs



Interpreter Training

Youth Training/Camps


Certification of Deafness for Tuition Waiver

Consumer Education




Interpreter Training
Education on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Issues

Sponsors skills building and training opportunities for interpreters and coordinates training sponsored by other entities. Provides Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for certification maintenance to participants in any approved training.


| CEU Application | Interpreter training Programs |

Training Events

BEI Handbook Preperation Webinar Series | Call for Presentations

Provides training and other educational activities for the benefit of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The services of this program may extend to families, service providers, educational systems and institutions, employers and governments and may focus on communication access issues.

| None scheduled at this time. |


Youth Training/Camps

Camp SIGN is a week-long summer program for children who are deaf or hard of hearing between the ages of 10 and 15. A counselor in training program is available to children who are deaf or hard of hearing between the ages of 16 and 17. The camp program is dependent on donated funds. Donations are welcome throughout the year and are tax deductible.

| More Information | Counselor Information | Camper Information in Spanish | Application |



Certification of Deafness for Tuition Waiver

Provides a certificate that verifies hearing loss for applicants for tuition waiver at state supported post-secondary schools in Texas. The basic criteria for applicants is either an unaided average hearing loss of 55 decibels (dB) or greater (using 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz) or an aided average hearing loss of 30 dB or greater using the same frequencies. Alternate options for eligibility are listed on the tuition waiver application for individuals who are "functionally deaf and the primary mode of communication in the classroom is through visual modes."

Frequently asked questions regarding Certification of Deafness for Tuition Waiver

| Application | Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver information is found at 54.364 | 83rd Regular Legislative Session, SB 1210