Setting the standard

How much does registration cost?

Registration is valid for twelve months. You will be invoiced for the fee as soon as your application is approved.

Registration fees from 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2015 will remain the same as last year and are as follows:

Category Annual Fee (£)
Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) 205
Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI) 125
Registered Sign Language Translator 205
Trainee Sign Language Translator 125
Registered Lipspeaker 155
Trainee Lipspeaker 90
Registered Speech To Text Reporter 155
Trainee Speech To Text Reporter 90
Registered Interpreter for Deafblind People 155
Trainee Interpreter for Deafblind People 90
Registered Electronic Notetaker 155
Registered Manual Notetaker 155

How much does registration cost? If you are registering for the first time we charge a £30 administration fee. If you register in more than one category we will charge you only the higher applicable registration fee, if you submit all your applications at the same time. If you submit applications at different times we will charge you individual fees.


What if I want to upgrade my registration part way through my registration year?

What if I want to upgrade my registration part way through my registration year? If you wish to upgrade your registration part way through your registration year please contact us, we will be happy to assist.


I've lost my photo ID card, how do I get a replacement?

I've lost my photo ID card, how do I get a replacement? It is important that you always carry your photo ID card with you during an assignment. If you lose your card please contact us, we can issue a replacement for a fee of £25.


Registration Fees from September 2012

The Board has set out the fees we will charge individual professionals for the year starting 1 September 2012. This is as part of a four-year plan to achieve greater consistency in our fees policy across all the professions we regulate.

Over the past two years we have kept fees the same, mindful of the pressures on communication professionals across the country, and this despite making considerable improvements to the service we offer. Our plan for the next few years is to further strengthen our regulatory functions and take a much more co-ordinated approach to promoting the benefits of registration to the public, service users and decision makers.

We continue to receive generous financial support from Signature Trustees, for which we are very grateful. This means we can resource our plans and keep increases in fees to a minimum while pursuing our ultimate aim of protecting the titles of the professions we regulate by legally reserving use of terms like Sign Language Interpreter for only those who are appropriately trained and regulated.

Fees for the period 1 September 2012 - 31 August 2013 will be:

Registered Sign Language Interpreter £185
Trainee Sign Language Interpreter £125
Registered Sign Language Translator £185
Trainee Sign Language Translator £125
Registered Lipspeaker £135
Trainee Lipspeaker £75
Registered Speech to Text Reporter £135
Trainee Speech to Text Reporter £75
Registered Interpreter for Deafblind People £135
Trainee Interpreter for Deafblind People £75
Registered Electronic Notetaker £135
Registered Manual Notetaker £135

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