Legal / Court Interpreter Certification

Legal / Court Interpreter Training and Certification Course

8 weeks in-class course (64 hours) taught by experienced Spanish/English simultaneous interpreters.

Pre requisite: Candidates must be fluently bilingual in English-Spanish-English and complete a personal interview and evaluation to be accepted into course and must attend all classes and complete all homework and in class assignments to graduate.

  • 15 Hours of Terminology Building
  • 15 Hours of Simultaneous Interpretation
  • 15 Hours of Consecutive Interpretation
  • 15 Hours of Sight Translation

Week 1 
  • Role of the court interpreter in the U.S. legal system
  • Federal Certification
  • State Certification
  • Intro to simultaneous, consecutive and sight interpretation
  • Terminology building (Anatomy & Physiology for interpreters)
  • Simultaneous interpretation
  • Consecutive Interpretation
  • Sight Translation
Week 2 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Anatomy & Physiology for interpreters)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Drug terminology for interpreters)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 3 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Drug terminology for interpreters)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Intro to weaponry for interpreters)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 4 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Intro to weaponry for interpreters)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Legal Procedures)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 5 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Legal Procedures)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Legal Procedures)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 6 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Civil Action)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Civil Action)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 7 
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Forensic Pathology)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 1 hour: Terminology building (Slang and Taboo Expressions)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
Week 8 
  • 1 hour: Intro to Local Courts (Juvenile, Traffic, Family)
  • 1 hour: Simultaneous interpretation
  • 1 hour: Consecutive interpretation
  • 1 hour: Sight translation
  • 2 hours: Court Interpreter Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • 1 hour: Linguistic and cultural diverse for translators and interpreters.
  • 1 hour: General review

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Please check our Course Schedule and Fees page for pricing and availability.

Class:Times/Duration:Fees:

LEGAL/COURT Interpreter Preparation Course
16 Weeks
Starts Sat October 19th
Time: Saturdays 1pm to 4pm
Course fee $1600.00
Course materials $170 + Tax
Enrollment Fee $25