About Us



The mission of the VRS Interpreting Institute is to provide innovative educational experiences that empower interpreter educators and interpreters to achieve professional excellence.



The VRS Interpreting Institute seeks to create an environment in which interpreters and interpreter educators can advance their skills to the highest possible levels.


Who We Are

The VRS Interpreting Institute (VRSII) is a world-class training facility dedicated to life-long mentoring and training. The VRSII offers on-going education for Interpreting Education Program (IEP) graduates and IEP educators.

As a leader in interpreting education, the VRSII utilizes contemporary research-based teaching. The VRSII, located in Salt Lake City, is unique in the United States and Canada in its educational offering.


VRSII faculty members are a seasoned team of interpreter educator professionals. Faculty members teach Educator Empowerment Series classes and interact with members of the Deaf community. Many faculty members have served as board members and are active members of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) and Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

Meet Our Faculty