Maryland Courts


CLICK HERE to access the Spring 2017 Application to Attend the 1-Day Introductory Workshop for Court Interpreter Candidates to take place on Saturday March 11, 2017. Deadline to apply has been moved to Monday, February 27, 2017. This application is PDF fillable.

Mission Statement

The Maryland Court Interpreter Program is committed to providing the Maryland Judiciary with highly qualified and trained interpreters for criminal and civil proceedings, including juvenile matters, in the Maryland courts.


The Maryland Court Interpreter Program conducts training workshops, testing, and continuing education classes for court interpreters.  Certification exams are offered in Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

The Maryland Judiciary maintains a Court Interpreter Registry.  All listed interpreters are either Certified or Eligible. Certified interpreters have passed an oral interpreter certification examination which tests their language and interpreting skills in 3 modes: Sight, Consecutive, and Simultaneous.  At a minimum, all eligible interpreters have passed a written examination in English and many have passed a Language Proficiency Interview (LPI) in the foreign language and English.  If you would like to receive an updated Court Interpreter Registry Release List, please e-mail your request to If you are a private party who needs an interpreter for a court hearing, please contact the court where the hearing is scheduled directly.