Court Interpreter Certification Program

Becoming a Supreme Court Certified Foreign Language Interpreter

Candidates interested in receiving court interpreter certification from the Supreme Court of Ohio must pass a written exam and an oral exam. Please see Superintendence Rule 81 (J) and Rule 82 for details and eligibility. The cost to receive court interpreter certification is the following:

Written Exam $125

Applicants who pass the written examination may apply for the oral exam. For more information on the oral exam, please see the Court Interpreter Oral Examination Application.

  Residents Non-Residents
Oral Exam $300 $350
Re-Take Full Exam $200 $250
Re-Take Partial Exam $100 $150

The Court offers certification exams in the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hmong
  • Ilocano
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Lao
  • Mandarin
  • Marshallese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese

Candidates who have obtained certification in other states, through the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or other entities may apply for reciprocity.

To apply please complete the corresponding application form:

Application for Written Exam

Written Exam Study Materials

Application for Oral Exam

Application for Registered Interpreters

Application for Reciprocity

Application for Certified Sign Language (SC:L) Interpreters

Application for Rule 88 Sign Language Interpreters

Continuing Interpreter Education Forms

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