Program Information and Registration
Orientation: The 2-day orientation class 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 for candidates seeking certification in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The written exam may only be taken 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 only be taken one time within 12-months.
Only candidates who have participated in the orientation and passed the Written Exam are eligible to register for the Oral Exam level.
- Orientation and Written Exam: mid-February (class/exam in March)
- Oral Exam: registration May (exam in May/June)
- Orientation and Written Exam: mid-August (class/exam in September/October)
- Oral Exam: mid-November (exam in November/December)
To Register: Registration for Orientation, Written Exam and Oral exam is currently closed until next cycle. Registration for the Orientation and Written Exam stage will open in August.
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.