State Interpreter Certification

RELATED RESOURCES

Details on each state's language access program, including contact persons and testing schedules

Interpreter events and workshops

FEDERAL COURT INTERPRETERS

If you're interested in becoming a court interpreter in the federal courts, visit our website about the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination program.

So you want to be a court interpreter?

Professional court interpreters are individuals who possess an educated, native-like mastery of both English and a second language; display wide general knowledge, characteristic of what a minimum of two years of general education at a college or university would provide; and perform the three major types of court interpreting: sight translation, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting.

Resources for court interpreters

Self-assessment tools, study resources, glossaries and dictionaries

Colleges and universities 

Written and Oral Exam resources

Court interpreter compensation and salaries 

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