On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the Kent County Courthouse, Family Court and Justice of the Peace Court 16 in Dover will be closed to the public and employees due to the Governor’s Inauguration ceremony.

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.