Court Interpreter Resources

Interested in becoming a court interpreter?

NCSC Oral Examinations Ready for Administration

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Video Resources

Professional rewards of being a court interpreter

Court interpreter credentialing

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Federal Court Interpreters

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

Professional court interpreters are individuals who possess an educated, native-like mastery of both English and another 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 Current and Prospective Court Interpreters

Start here!  State Court Interpreter Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for details on each state’s language access program, including contact persons and testing schedules.

Self-Assessment Tools and Study Resources

Legal Glossaries and Dictionaries

Related Websites

Written and Oral Exam Information

Written Examination Overview for Candidates

This document has been prepared to help persons aspiring to become certified court interpreters understand what the written test measures, how it is administered, and how to prepare for taking the exam.

Oral Examination Overview for Candidates

This document has been prepared to help persons aspiring to become approved court interpreters understand what the oral examination measures, how it is administered and scored, and how to prepare for taking the examination.

Court Interpreter Practice Materials

NCSC has developed court interpreter materials for court interpreter candidates to use for skills- building and interpretation practice. Click here to access practice materials and tip sheet for use.

Interested in becoming a court interpreter?

NCSC Oral Examinations Ready for Administration

____________________

Video Resources

Professional rewards of being a court interpreter

Court interpreter credentialing

____________________

Federal Court Interpreters

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