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Registration for the FCICE Phase Two Oral Examination will open on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time and will close on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.   Eligible candidates must register for the Oral Examination during the registration period.   No late registrations will be accepted. 

Only those individuals who have previously passed the Phase One Written Examination are eligible for the Phase Two Oral Examination.  The registration fee in 2015 is $300. 

For more information, click on “Exam Dates and Locations,” located as a drop-down option under the “About the Program” tab above.

For answers to general questions about the FCICE program, please click here.

To learn more about the Phase One Written and Phase Two Oral Examinations, please review the FCICE Examinee Handbook, which is available online here.


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The National Center for State Courts is contractor to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts for the development and administration of the Spanish/English Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination.

Special information for veterans: The Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination has been approved for Department of Veterans Affairs reimbursement.