List of Certification Requirements, 2012

MEMBER STATE NAME

Requirements for Certification/Qualification/Licensure

Reciprocal Oral Performance Exams Comments

Attend Basic Orientation Workshop

Pass Written Test

Records Check

Pass Oral Performance Test w/score of 70%

Pass Consortium Test in Another State

Pass Federal Certification Test

Pass California Certification Test

Alabama

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

No certification process at this time

Alaska

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

No certification process at this time

Arkansas

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Requires background check as of June 2010

California

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES(with restrictions)

YES

YES

Must also take ethics workshop

Colorado

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Accepts NAJIT exam

Connecticut

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

YES

NO

Accepts NAJIT exam

Cook County (Illinois)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

Delaware

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

YES

NO

OPI

Florida

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

YES

NO

Biennial Fee

Georgia

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Has three licensing levels (Certified, Conditionally Approved and Registered)

Hawaii

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Basic Ethics Test

Idaho

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Illinois

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

Iowa

YES

YES (multiple choice & written translation)

YES

YES (min. 70% on each part)

YES (with restrictions)

YES

YES

Accepts NAJIT exam

Indiana

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

2-day skills course required for certification

Kentucky

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

NO

YES

Has four status levels (Certified, Qualified Level I, Provisional Qualified Level I, Qualified Level II

Maine

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

Maryland

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

YES

Massachusetts

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES (with restrictions)

NO

YES

Accepts NAJIT oral exam; requires mentorship + min. experience for certification

Michigan

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

Minnesota

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Ethics training

Missouri

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Nebraska

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Certification in a consortium state.

Nevada

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

40 hours of NV court observation and $50 admin fee.

New Hampshire

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

New Jersey

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES (unless first tested in NJ)

YES

NO

Designation is "Approved,"

not "Certified."

New Mexico

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restriction)

YES

NO

New York

N/A

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

Accepts NAJIT exam

North Carolina

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Require official recommendations for certification.

Ohio

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

Oregon

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (some restriction)

YES

NO

South Carolina

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

Pennsylvania

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES (with restrictions)

YES

NO

Accepts NAJIT exam

OPI

Tennessee

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Must be US citizen or legally permitted to work in the US. OPI & Triennial fee

Texas

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Two designations are offered  called Basic (Pass oral performance test with a score of at least 60% on each part) license and Master (Pass oral performance test with a score of at least 70% on each part) license NOT Certified

Utah

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Ethic Test, Court Observation & BCI

Vermont

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

No certification process at this time

Virginia

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Case-by-case

Washington

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Wisconsin

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

Accepts NAJIT exam