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Court Interpreters

The State Courts System has developed a statewide program to assist judges and trial court administrators in assessing the qualifications of court interpreters. The Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program includes the use of written and oral language qualifications examinations. The Office of the State Courts Administrator (OSCA) currently offers full oral qualifications examinations in the following languages: Arabic, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Ilokano, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. State certification of interpreters was implemented on May 6, 2008.

 

NEW! Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Spoken Language Court Interpreters

On March 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Florida issued an opinion in SC13-304 In Re:  Amendments to the Florida Rules for Certification and Regulation of Court Interpreters.  The opinion, along with the amended rules, can be accessed by visiting the above linked text.

 

Priority Registration for Florida Residents

Effective January 17, 2014, Florida residents will be given priority for all state-sponsored Court Interpreter Certification and Regulation Program (CICRP) activities.  Non-resident applicants may still participate in CICRP activities provided
1) The event has not reached maximum registration capacity from Florida registrants by the registration deadline; and
2) Prospective non-resident applicants agree to start and complete the certification process in Florida and are willing to provide services to the Florida courts.
 

Schedule of Orientation Workshops and Examinations

Please Note:  Registration has closed for the June 19-20, 2014 Orientation Workshop and June 21, 2014 Written Examination in Orlando as these events have reached capacity.

General Information

Court Interpreter-Related Opinions and Administrative Orders Issued by the Florida Supreme Court

Certification and Continuing Education Compliance Requirements

Examination Overview Manuals

Registration Forms

Court Interpreter Registry

Links to Court Interpreter Information