Individuals seeking to pursue becoming a Spanish or Russian Oregon Certified Court Interpreter must go through the certification cycle. This cycle is only offered once a year and usually begins in January or February.
Overview to Working in the Oregon Courts
Every year, Oregon uses over 180 different languages in their courtrooms. The demand for qualified court interpreter professionals is growing.
Court interpreting has its own special set of challenges but is very rewarding in the service it provides to the courts and community. The hearings range from minor traffic infractions to domestic dissolutions to criminal trials.
Click here to read more about working in the Oregon Courts, including how we schedule interpreters and preparation for interpreting.
Court Interpreter Services Certification and Training Program
The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is the only Oregon state agency that is legally authorized to certify court interpreters in Oregon and offers certification exams for Arabic, Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Ilocano, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Marshallese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish and Vietnamese interpreters. In 1993, the OJD received legislative authority and funds to establish a certification program for court interpreters in Oregon.
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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