Court Interpreter Training and Testing 

The Idaho Courts strive to ensure access for all persons, including those with limited English proficiency or those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing by developing training programs that enhance the quality of interpretation and increase the availability of qualified interpreters in the courts. Click here for the steps all interpreter-candidates must follow to become Certified Court Interpreters or Register Court Interpreters.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Statewide Language Access Manager at (208) 947-7554 or acampbell@idcourts.net.

 

2020 CYCLE I 

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

January 1, 2020

Ongoing

 

 

Online

Intro to Court Interpretation - $100

Self-paced, language neutral, online course designed to provide an orientation to new interpreter-candidates and prepare them for the written screening exam. This course is a prerequisite to the written screening and the oral certification exam.

 

Registration deadline: Ongoing. Class must be successfully completed by June 1, 2020.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

June 3, 2020

June 10, 2020

Online

Each session is 3 hours

 

 

Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class - $50

Instructor-led, language neutral, online course designed to further develop new interpreter’s understanding of ethical values and the limitations that affect the work they perform. The class will also assist interpreters in preparing for the written screening exam. This course is a prerequisite to the written screening and the oral certification exam.

Registration deadline: May 29, 2020

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

 

June 26, 2020
Pocatello
Twin Falls

 

Written English Proficiency Exam - $50

(Screening Exam)

Note: Only individuals who have already completed the Intro to Court interpretation class may register for the exam.

Registration deadline: June 12, 2020

 

Click here to register.

 

Summer 2020

Boise

(Additional locations may be added)

Skill-Building Workshop - $60 each

One day, in person workshop designed to understand and provide hands on practice of all modes of interpretation in preparation for the oral examination. This workshop is language neutral.
Optional- Highly Recommended.

Note: Only individuals who have already completed the Intro to Court interpretation class and passed the written English proficiency exam may register for the workshop.

 

Registration deadline: TBD


Summer 2020
Boise

Spanish Advanced Skill-Building Workshop - $60

One-day, in person workshop designed to hone and improve in different modes of interpretation. Feature hands on practice and study plan development for those who have already taken the oral examination.

Registration deadline: TBD

 

 

TBD Online

Spanish Court Interpreter Oral Exam Preparation Course - $250

Eight-week online course designed to prepare exam-candidates wishing to pass the Court Interpreter Oral Exam administered by the Idaho Administrative Office of the Courts in partnership with the National Center for State Courts through the Language Access Services Section. By invitation only.
 
Note: Only individuals who have already completed the Intro to Court interpretation class and passed the written English proficiency exam may register for the course.

 

October 23, 2020

Boise

(Idaho Supreme Court)

Oral Certification Exam- $250

 

Note: Only individuals who have already completed the Intro to Court interpretation class and passed the written English proficiency exam may register for the exam.

Registration deadline: September 18, 2020

 

Click here to register.

 

 

2020  CYCLE II 

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

June 1, 2020

 

 

Online

Intro to Court Interpretation- $100

 

Self-paced, language neutral, online course designed to provide an orientation to new interpreter-candidates and prepare them for the written screening exam. This course is a prerequisite to the written screening and the oral certification exam.

 

Registration deadline: Ongoing. Class must be successfully completed by September 18, 2020.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

 

 

Please contact the Statewide Language Access Manager if you have questions and wish to be on the mailing list for future trainings.

 

Practice Examination Kits

Note: Individuals may order one copy of the kit online. If you wish to order more than one copy, there is a form provided that must be filled out and mailed or faxed. Payment for multiple orders can be made by MasterCard, Visa, or money order. Click here for Order Form. 

 

Policies, Guidelines, Instructions & Forms

 

Continuing Education Forms

 

 

 

Andrew Campbell
Statewide Language Access Manager

Email: languageaccess@idcourts.net 
Phone: (208) 947-7554

 

Idaho Supreme Court
P.O. Box 83720
451 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83720-0101

 

The Idaho Courts rely heavily on an interpreter’s skills, performance and integrity in his or her duties, regardless of whether or not the interpreter is certified. If you feel that an interpreter’s performance is inconsistent with the Idaho Code of Professional Responsibilities for Interpreters in the Judiciary, state law, Supreme Court rule or order or administrative policy, please complete the enclosed form. The Language Access Office takes all complaints against interpreters seriously. Your complaint will be given full attention and will be resolved as quickly as possible.

Complaint Form