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There are three types of court interpreters in the state of Nebraska:  Certified, Registered, and Other.  


Certified Court Interpreters have:
  • Completed Court Interpreter Orientation.
  • Passed the English Language Proficiency Written Exam, achieving 80% or higher.
  • Passed the Oral Exam for Certification in its entirety, achieving 70% or higher on each of the three sections.
  • Certification is available American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish languages.
 
Registered Court Interpreters have:
  • Completed Court Interpreter Orientation.
  • Passed the English Language Proficiency Written Exam, achieving 80% or higher.
  • Taken the Oral Exam and achieved 50% or higher on each of the three sections.
  • Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters in this category cannot be used for interpreting in Nebraska Courts and Probation Offices.
 
Other Court Interpreters:
  • Completed Court Interpreter Orientation.
  • Passed the English Language Proficiency Written Exam, achieving 80% or higher.
  • Either has not taken the Oral Exam or did not achieve 50% or higher on each of the three sections.
  • Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters in this category cannot be used for interpreting in Nebraska Courts and Probation Offices.

 

Do you want to become a Court Interpreter?

Court interpreters are individuals who possess an educated, native-like mastery of both English and a second language; display wide general knowledge; and perform the three major types of court interpreting: sight translation, consecutive interpreting, and simultaneous interpreting. Resources for individuals interested in becoming a court interpreter are below.

 

Are you already a Court Interpreter?

Below are items of interest to you as an individual who is qualified to interpret in the court system.

 

This page was last modified on Monday, April 7, 2014