Welcome to the Court Interpreter Program

The Fall Introductory workshop for court interpreter candidates will take place on September 22, 2018. Please click here to download the application to attend the workshop.  Submit your application to: 2001 E-F Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401 by September 7, 2018. 

We are accepting candidates in all languages. Please note that priority is given to Maryland residents and acceptance in the program is based on professional interpreting experience, language proficiency and education. A telephone interview by a member of the Court Interpreter Program staff may be conducted as part of the application process.

Mission Statement

The Maryland Court Interpreter Program is committed to providing the Maryland Judiciary with highly qualified interpreters for criminal and civil proceedings, including juvenile matters and some court-related events in the Maryland courts.

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The Maryland Court Interpreter Program conducts training workshops, testing, and continuing education classes for court interpreters.  Certification exams are offered in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

The Maryland Judiciary maintains a Court Interpreter Registry.  All listed interpreters are either Certified or Eligible. Certified interpreters have passed an oral interpreter certification examination which tests their language and interpreting skills in 3 modes: Sight, Consecutive, and Simultaneous.  At a minimum, all eligible interpreters have passed a written examination in English and many have passed a Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) in the foreign language and English.  If you would like to receive an updated Court Interpreter Registry Release List, please e-mail your request to ksenia.boitsova@mdcourts.gov. If you are a private party who needs an interpreter for a court hearing, please contact the court where the hearing is scheduled directly.