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.

 

2019  CYCLE I 

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

October 17 (tentative) or

October 18, 2019

 

 

Boise

(Idaho Supreme Court)

Oral Certification Exam- $250

 

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

Registration deadline: September 12, 2019

 

Click here to register.

 

2019  CYCLE II 

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

June 1, 2019

(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 November 1, 2019.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

November 16, 2019

Boise

 

Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class - $50

One-day, in person, language neutral 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: November 1, 2019

 

Click here to register.

December 6, 2019

Boise
Coeur D’Alene
Pocatello
Twin Falls

Written English Proficiency Exam - $50

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

Registration deadline: November 22, 2019

 

Click here to register.

March 6, 2020

 

 

Boise

(Idaho Supreme Court)

Oral Certification Exam- $250

 

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

Registration deadline: February 6, 2020

 

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