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Languages Other Than Spanish or Russian


Individuals seeking to pursue becoming a court interpreter in a language other than Spanish Or Russian are encouraged to either pursue either the Oregon Certified Court Interpreter Credential or the Oregon Registered Court Interpreter Credential, but at the very least must be Conditionally Approved by Court Language Access Services. Some languages are eligible for both credentials. Court Interpreter Services encourages candidates to pursue the Oregon Certified Court Interpreter Credential if possible.

Oregon Certified Court Interpreter Credential

The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is the only Oregon state agency that is legally authorized to certify court interpreters in this state and offers certification exams for Arabic, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Ilocano, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese interpreters. The certification cycle is offered once a year and usually begins in January or February.

Click here for more information about the Oregon Certified Court Interpreter Credential including fee structure, certification renewal, and certification by reciprocity.

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Oregon Registered Court Interpreter Credential

The Oregon Registered  Court Interpreter Credential will indicate that requirements have been met for legal interpreting and may be useful in securing assignments in the Oregon Judicial Department.

The Oregon Registered Court Interpreter Credential is offered to speakers of over 80 languages other than Spanish and Russian, and who complete the Oregon Registered Court Interpreter process.

Click here to find out more information about the Oregon Registered Court Interpreter Credential including: credential renewal, required testing, court observation, and mentored assignments.

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