Welcome to the Court Interpreter Program

NOTICE:

You are invited to the Court Interpreter Program Introductory Workshop
When: Saturday, March 20, 2021 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.


If you are interested in becoming listed as a court interpreter on the Maryland Judiciary registry, you will need to attend a 1-day Introductory Workshop for interpreter candidates scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You must attend this Workshop in order to take the Court Interpreter Written Exam which will be conducted in April. The purpose of the Workshop is to familiarize candidates with the Maryland court system and the interpreter's role in a courtroom setting. Attendees will review the court interpreter written exam format and will be provided with tools and materials to help them prepare for the exam.

The workshop will be conducted via ZOOM. No formal application is required to attend this workshop and you can register by clicking on the link below:

You are invited to the Court Interpreter Program Introductory Workshop

When: Saturday, March 20, 2021 08:30 AM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Click here to register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.