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 Office at (208) 947-7554 or languageaccess@idcourts.net.

 

2022

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

January 1, 2022

(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.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

 

April 4 & 9, 2022

(Tentative)

 

Online &

In-Person

(Boise)

Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class- $100

 

Six-hour 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: March 21, 2022

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

 

   

Written English Proficiency Exam- $50

 

Note: Only individuals who have already completed the Intro to Court interpretation & Ethics classes (former Orientation Workshop) may register for the exam.

 

 Click here to register.

 

Boise

(Additional

locations may

be added)

Skill-Building Workshop - $60

 

Eight hour 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 passed the written English proficiency exam may register for the workshop.

 

Summer 2022

 

Boise

Advanced Skill-Building Workshop - $200

 

Ten hour in-person and online workshop designed to hone and improve all three modes of interpretation. Features hands on practice, feedback and study plan development for those who have already taken the oral examination.

 

Registration deadline: TBD

 

October 7, 2022

 

Boise

(Idaho

Supreme

Court)

Oral Certification Exam- $250

 

 Note: Only individuals who have passed the written English proficiency exam may register for the exam.

 

Registration deadline: September 9, 2022

 

Click here to register.

 

ALL TRAININGS ARE TENTATIVE. PLESAE CHECK BACK HERE FOR ANY CHANGES OR REQUEST TO BE ON OUR MAILING LIST.

 

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

 

Practice Examination Kits (currently unavailable)

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

 

 


Statewide Language Access Office

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