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Learn about Becoming a Court Interpreter
Learn about the process to become a certified court interpreter.
Illinois Supreme Court Language Access Policy
The Illinois Supreme Court Language Access Policy identifies the broad scope of individuals eligible to receive interpreter services, establishes a three-tiered certification system for court interpreters and provides standardized guidance to promote language access in Illinois courts statewide.
Here are a list of legal glossaries from various state courts within the National Center for State Courts’ Council of Language Access Coordinators.
Local and online training programs for Interpreters
Learn more about universities, colleges, organizations, and online resources that offer training for interpreters.
Self-Study Resources for Interpreters
To assist with self-study, here are some resources from the National Center for State Courts and other states around the country with interpreter certification programs, in addition to other study tools, bilingual resources and related links.
Illinois Supreme Court Code of Interpreter Ethics
The Illinois Interpreter’s Code of Ethics clarifies the proper scope of an interpreter’s role and their responsibilities.
AOIC Court Interpreter Registry
The AOIC maintains a Court Interpreter Registry (Registry) that lists certified, registered, and qualified spoken language interpreters and sign language interpreters that have met certain training and testing requirements.