Court Interpreter Program

Court Interpreter Candidate Orientation

All candidates wishing to become certified or otherwise qualified must complete a qualification and registration process consisting, in summary, of four steps: orientation seminar, written exam, criminal background check and oral exam.

The orientation seminar is the first step of the qualification process.

The orientation is a one-day seminar that introduces the candidates to the court interpreter profession. Some of the topics presented during the orientation are: the Delaware judiciary, the role of the court interpreter, skills and ethical requirements of the profession, the modes of interpretation, a day in the life of a court interpreter, as well as an overview of criminal judicial procedure.

Orientations are offered throughout the year in all three Counties. Orientations are advertised on the Delaware Courts website and a registration form is available with the announcement. Please visit the Delaware Court Interpreter home page.