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.

2017  CYCLE I

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

January 16 (ongoing)

 

Online

Intro to Court Interpretation

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 March 5, 2017.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

March 18, 2017

March 25, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 10, 2017

Pocatello

Boise

 

 

 

 

 

Online

 

Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class

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.  

 

Written Exam Prep-Webinar

60-minute webinar designed to cover exam-taking technics, to assist candidates, as well as to review and reinforced previously learned concepts. Fee is included with One-day Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class.

 

Registration deadline: March 5, 2017

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

May 5, 2017

Boise  

Coeur D’Alene

Pocatello

Twin Falls

Written English Proficiency Exam

 

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

Registration deadline: April 10, 2017

 

Click here to register.

June 24, 2017

Boise

(Additional locations may be added)

Skill-Building Workshop

One –day, in person workshop designed to understand and provide hands on practice of all modes of interpretation in preparation for the oral examination. Optional.

 

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 workshop.

Registration deadline: June 3, 2017

 

Click here to register.

July 10, 2017

Online

Court Interpreter Oral Exam Preparation Course

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. Spanish specific. Optional.

 

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 course.

Registration deadline: June 3, 2017

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

September 7 or 8, 2017

Boise

(Idaho Supreme Court)

Oral Certification Exam

 

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: July 31, 2017

 

Click here to register.

 

 

2017  CYCLE II

 

DATE

LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

June 1, 2017 (ongoing)

 

 

Online

Intro to Court Interpretation

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 1, 2017.

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

September 16, 2017

September 23, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 9, 2017

Boise

Pocatello*

 

(*)Minimum number of applicants required.

 

Online

 

Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class

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.  

 

 

Written Exam Prep-Webinar

60-minute webinar designed to cover exam-taking technics, to assist candidates, as well as to review and reinforced previously learned concepts. Fee is included with One-day Ethics Review & Written Exam Prep-Class.

 

Registration deadline: August 25, 2017

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

November 3, 2017

Boise  

Coeur D’Alene

Pocatello

Twin Falls

Written English Proficiency Exam

 

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

 

Registration deadline: October 3, 2017

 

Click here to register.

January 6, 2018

Boise

(Additional locations may be added)

Skill-Building Workshop

One –day, in person workshop designed to understand and provide hands on practice of all modes of interpretation in preparation for the oral examination. Optional.

 

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 workshop.

 

Registration deadline: December 15, 2017

 

Click here to register.

January 15, 2018

Online

Court Interpreter Oral Exam Preparation Course

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. Spanish specific. Optional.

 

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 course.

 

Registration deadline: December 15, 2017

 

Click here for course description. Click here to register.

March 8 or 9, 2018

Boise

(Idaho Supreme Court)

Oral Certification Exam

 

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 2, 2018

 

Click here to register.

 

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