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Becoming a NJ Court Interpreter

What Must One Do to Become a "Certified" Interpreter?

All persons who wish to work as court interpreters in New Jersey's courts must:

  1. Attend and Complete the Seminar on the Code of Professional Conduct for Interpreters, Transliterators, and Translators. This seminar is offered periodically several times throughout the year.
  2. Pass the written qualifying test.
  3. Pass the Screening Examination. (if applicable to your language(s))
  4. Register with the AOC.
  5. Register as a Business with the Division of Revenue.

New Requirement Effective January 1, 2005:
All persons who attend the Seminar on the Code of Professional Conduct for Interpreters, Transliterators, and Translators must pass a written qualifying test after completing the seminar to become eligible to take the interpreting examination.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions on how to become a New Jersey court interpreter please refer to our "Introduction to Court Interpreting in New Jersey" page.

Spanish:

Non-Spanish

Non-Spanish Languages for which there is a test
Arabic
(Modern Standard, Egyptian Colloquial and Levantine)
Bosnian
Cantonese Croatian
French German
Haitian Creole H'mong
Italian Korean
Laotian Mandarin
Polish Portuguese
Russian Serbian
Somali Turkish
Vietnamese  

Non-Spanish documentation:

All other Languages not listed Above

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