Becoming certified is not essential to interpreting in church, but it is highly recommended. The certification process is a valuable learning process. Interpreters should strive to improve their skill through workshops, classes, and other learning opportunities. If your state offers a QA (Quality Assurance) examination, you may want to take it so you will know at what level you are functioning. SWM encourages church interpreters to get further training either through us or some other method. Come to our annual ASL Institute.