Maryland Courts

Welcome!

Access the 2015 Testing and Workshop Schedule.

Download an application (MS Word) to attend the Introductory Workshop for Court Interpreter Candidates on March 21, 2015. Deadline to apply: March 6

Mail your complete application to: COURT INTERPRETER PROGRAM, 2001 E-F Commerce Park Dr, Annapolis, MD 21041

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 in the Maryland courts.

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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, 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 ksenia.boitsova@mdcourts.gov. If you are a private party who needs an interpreter for a court hearing, please contact the court where the hearing is scheduled directly.