The next Introductory Webinar for Spoken Language Interpreter candidates will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Click here to fill out the Application to Attend. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 3, 2021 5:30 PM.
Candidates in the following languages: Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish must hold a court interpreter certification in order to be accepted in the program.
We are actively recruiting in the following languages: BENGALI, CZECH, DARI, FARSI, GERMAN, GREEK, GUJARATI, HAKKA-CHIN, HINDI, HUNGARIAN, IGBO, INDONESIAN, KINYARWANDA, LATVIAN, LITHUANIAN, PASHTU, SINHALESE, TELUGU, TIBETAN, TURKISH, VIETNAMESE, and YORUBA.
Please apply even if your language is not listed above. If you have questions about the program or your qualifications, please call (410) 260-3569.
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.
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 public Court Interpreter Release List. 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 Qualified interpreters have passed a written examination in English and many have passed an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in the foreign language and English.