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 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 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
Registration for the spring cycle is the first stage of the certification process and is required. It is subject to space availability.

Spring Registration:

  • Orientation and Written Exam: (Currently Closed)
  • Oral Exam: Registration in May/June (exam in May/June/July)

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: Registration for the orientation and/or written exam is closed.

Locations for the Orientation and Written Exam:
Space is limited. 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 (Closed)
Supreme Court Building
100 N. 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Courts Conference
Center,
6th Floor
Orientation: All Languages
2-day Session
03/15/16 8:30am-4:30pm
03/16/16 8:30am-12:00pm
Written Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 03/16/16 1:00pm-4:30pm
Virginia Beach (Closed)
Virginia Beach Courthouse
2425 Nimmo Parkway,
Building #10
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Training Room, 1st Floor
Orientation: All Languages
2-day Session
03/30/16 9:00am-4:30pm
03/31/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Written Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 03/31/16 1:00pm-4:30pm
Fairfax (Closed)
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Training Room, 2nd Floor
Orientation: All Languages
2-day Session
04/08/16 8:30am-4:30pm
04/11/16 8:30am-12:00pm
Written Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 04/11/16 1:00pm-4:30pm

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.