Maryland Courts

Welcome!

Our next Introductory Workshop for interpreter candidates will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Click here to download the application. Deadline to submit your application: Friday, September 1, 2014.

Access the 2014 Testing and Workshop Schedule

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.