Program Information and Registration
Orientation: The 1 ½ day orientation class, which is open to all languages, will familiarize you with the Virginia Judicial System and courtroom protocol. This class is not intended to prepare you for the written exam. The materials provided at the orientation class are given as a source of general information.
Written Exam: It is an intermediate level exam and requires months of extensive self-preparation. It is only given to candidates seeking certification in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The written exam may be taken only one time within 12-months.
Oral Exam: It is open to those currently enrolled for certification in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese Vietnamese who have successfully completed the Written Exam and Orientation Training within the past 3-years. The oral exam may be taken only one time within 12-months.
The certification process begins by registering for the Orientation and Written Exam.
Only candidates who have participated in the Orientation and passed the Written Exam (within the past three years) are eligible to register for the Oral Exam.
Spring Registration: (Currently closed)
- Orientation and Written Exam: Registration in February (class/exam in March)
- Oral Exam: Registration in May (exam in May/June)
- Orientation and Written Exam: Registration in August (class/exam in September/October)
- Oral Exam: Registration in November (exam in January)
To Register: Registration for the Oral exam is open.
Registration for Orientation and Written Exam is currently closed.
Send your registration email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Registration for: (indicate the Language you are registering for)
Body of Email:
- Registering for: Oral Exam, Fall 2015
- Location: (choose from 2 current locations)
- Name: (full name as it appears in any legal document. I.e.: Last Name, Given Names)
- Phone Number: (state whether cell or home)
- Email Address:
- Emergency Contact Information: (name and number of person that will be notified in case of an emergency)
A 1-hour slot will be assigned to each candidate to complete the exam individually. After your registration is received and accepted, you will receive an email with payment instructions including your assigned date and time.
Space is limited. Registrations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Locations for the Oral Exam:
Once you register for the exam, you will receive an email with the
payment instructions. Please do not send any payments until you receive
confirmation of registration.
|Supreme Court Building
100 N. 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
|Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese||01/08/106||9:00am-5:00pm|
|Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain-Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
|Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese||01/11/16||8:00am-4:00pm|
Written Exam: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese $100.00
Oral Exam: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese $150.00
Note: There are NO refunds or credit given to those who register and do not attend the class and/or exam. The Supreme Court of Virginia will not reimburse your travel expenses.