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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.

 

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This page was last modified on Wednesday, March 9, 2016