The registration for the Spring 2023 Introductory Workshop for Court Interpreter Candidates is now closed. Please visit our webpage again in June for more information about the fall 2023 admission to the program.
Candidates in the following languages: Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian must be state court certified in order to apply to the program. Please do not apply if you don’t hold a state court interpreter certification.
Spanish speaking candidates must have professional court-related interpreting experience in order to apply to the program.
We are actively recruiting in the following languages: BENGALI, CZECHOSLOVAKIAN, DARI, FARSI, GERMAN, GREEK, GUJARATI, HAKKA-CHIN, HINDI, HUNGARIAN, IGBO, INDONESIAN, KINYARWANDA, LATVIAN, LITHUANIAN, PASHTU, SINHALESE, TELUGU, TIBETAN, TURKISH, VIETNAMESE, and YORUBA.
Please apply even if your language is not listed above. If you have questions about the program or your qualifications, please call (410) 260-1291.
The Maryland Court Interpreter Program is committed to providing the Maryland Judiciary with highly qualified interpreters for criminal and civil proceedings, including juvenile matters and some court-related events 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 public Court Interpreter Release List. All listed interpreters are either Certified or Qualified. 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 Qualified interpreters have passed a written examination in English and many have passed an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) in the foreign language and English.