Ohio

Language Access Coordinator Contact
Bruno Romero
Language Services Program
65 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.387.9400
Email: interpreterservices@sc.ohio.gov
Website

Code of Professional Conduct (See Appendix H)

Language Access Plan: Available Upon Request

Interpreter Statutes and Rules (See Rules 80-89 and Appendix H and J)

Coordination/Supervision of Interpreters: At the local level. Ohio is a non-unified court system

Cost of Interpreter Services (including fees to freelance and salaries of staff interpreters): Varies by language and availability. Fees are determined by local and regional market forces as well as specific contracts with languages agencies

Budget for Language Access Program (not including direct interpreter services): $100,000-$500,000

Funding for Language Access Program: General Revenue Fund and Certification Fees 

Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (spoken language): Approximately 36K to 60K per year

Compensation Range for Salaried Interpreters (sign language): There are no ASL salary interpreters

Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified spoken language): Unknown

Compensation Range for Freelance Interpreters (certified sign language): Unknown

Difference in Pay between Spanish and LOTS Interpreters: Unknown

Minimum Certification Requirements: Pass a written test at 80% and pass oral exam at 70% in each part 

2020 Training and Testing Schedule