Virginia's Judicial System


Program Information and Registration

Program Information
Orientation:The 2-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 a source of general information.

Written Exam: It is an intermediate level exam and requires months of extensive self-preparation. It is given only 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 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.

Registration
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 3-years) are eligible to register for the Oral Exam.

Spring Registration:

  • Orientation and Written Exam: (Currently Closed)
  • Oral Exam: CLOSED

Fall Registration: (Currently Closed)

  • Orientation and Written Exam: Registration in August/September (class/exam in September/October/November)
  • Oral Exam: Registration in November/December (exam in December/January/February)

Note: All dates are tentative and may be subject to change without prior notice.

To Register: CLOSED

Send your registration email to certinterpreters@courts.state.va.us with the following information:

Subject Line:

  • Registration for: (Indicate the Language you are registering for.)

Body of Email:

  • Registering for: Oral Exam, Spring 2016
  • Location: (Select from locations noted below.)
  • Language: (Indicate the Language you are registering for.)
  • Name: (full name as it appears in any legal document. I.e.: Last Name, Given Names)
  • Address:
  • Phone Number: (State whether cell or home.)
  • Email Address:
  • Emergency Contact Name:
  • Emergency Contact Number:

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 and 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.

Richmond
Supreme Court Building
100 N. 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Courts Conference
Center, 6th Floor

Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese

 

06/02/16 11:00am-4:00pm
06/10/16 8:00am-4:00pm
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Courthouse
2425 Nimmo Parkway,
Building #10
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Training Room, 1st Floor

Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese

06/23/16 10:00am-2:00pm
06/28/16 10:00am-2:00pm
Fairfax
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax Public Law Library, Room 115
Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 06/22/16 9:00am-4:00pm
06/23/16 9:00am-4:00pm
06/24/16 9:00am-4:00pm

Fees:
Orientation: All Languages $200.00

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.

Skills-Building Workshop
There are no workshops at this time.