Welcome to the Court Interpreter Program

The registration for the Fall 2018 Introductory workshop is now closed. The information about the spring 2019 workshop is coming soon!

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 Qualified. 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.