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Steps to Certification & Registration

Steps to Certification

A candidate must agree to adhere to the Indiana Supreme Court Guidelines for Court Interpreters & Candidates. The Guidelines provide important program procedures such as the written and oral exams, exam cancellations, the oral exam grading and re-grading process, and the reciprocity policy. Candidates must score 80% or higher on the written exam and 70% or higher on the oral exam to be eligible for certification.

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Registration for Spring 2023

The Court Interpreter Certification Training Program is held twice a year. Registration for the Spring Session opens in December, and the program starts in January. Registration for the Fall Session opens in July, and the program starts in August. All testing takes place in Indianapolis. Contact us with questions.

When you sign up for orientation, you are committing to and paying for both the remote orientation sessions and the in-person written exam administered in Indianapolis. If you have already attended orientation and just want to retake the exam, see "Written Exam (Retake Only)" below.

Orientation

Date: Wed., Feb. 1 and Thu. Feb. 2, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Remote

Written exam

Date: Fri., Feb. 17, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis

Fee for both: $75 for Indiana residents; $150 for non-residents
Deadline to register: Mon., Jan. 9, 2023

Registration is closed.


Retake Written Exam

Date: Fri., Feb. 17, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis
Fee: $25
Deadline to register: Mon., Jan. 9, 2023

Registration is closed.

When you sign up for skills building, you are also committing to and paying for the remote simultaneous workshop and the in-person oral exam (or oral proficiency interview) administered in Indianapolis. However, you must register for the exam separately and may only sit for the exam if you successfully complete skills building and simultaneous workshop. If you have already passed skills building and simultaneous workshop and just want to retake the oral exam, see "Oral Exam (Retake Only)" below.

Skills Building

Date: Thu., Mar. 16 and Fri., Mar. 17, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Remote

Simultaneous Workshop

Date: Fri., Apr. 14, 2023
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Remote

Oral Exam / Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Date: Mon., May 22 through Fri., May 26, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis

Fee for all three: $125 for Indiana residents; $250 for non-residents

Registration for Skills & Simultaneous begins Tue., Feb. 28, 2023 and closes Sun., Mar. 5, 2023

Registration for Oral Exam begins Mon., Mar. 27, 2023 and closes Fri., Apr. 7, 2023


Retake Oral Exam / Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)

Date: Mon., May 22 through Fri., May 26, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis
Fee: $25 per section (up to 3 sections) for Indiana residents; $50 per section (up to 3 sections) for non-residents

Registration for Oral Exam Retake begins Mon., Mar. 27, 2023 and closes Fri., Apr. 7, 2023

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