Class & Testing Schedule

2023 COURT INTERPRETER CERTIFICATION
REQUIRED TRAINING & EXAMINATIONS
(SPOKEN LANGUAGES)

 

Justice System Interpreting: February 13th, May 15th, August 14th, & November 13th, 2023

Language Access Specialist Certification: February 13th, May 15th, August 14th, & November 13th, 2023

Introduction to Court Interpreting Live Session January 27th. Registration Deadline: January 23, 2023
Live Session April 28th. Registration Deadline: April 24, 2023 
Live Session July 28th. Registration Deadline: July 24, 2023 
Live Session October 13th. Registration Deadline: October 9, 2023 
 
Court Interpreter Certification 
(Written Examination)
March 17th. Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023
June 16th. Registration Deadline: May 5, 2023
September 15th.  Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023
December 8th. Registration Deadline: November 3, 2023
 
Court Interpreter Certification 
(Simultaneous Examination)
March 18th.  Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023
June 17th.  Registration Deadline: May 5, 2023
September 16th.  Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023
December 9th.  Registration Deadline: November 3, 2023
 
Court Interpreter Certification 
(Sight-Translation & Consecutive Interpreting)
March 18th.  Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023
June 17th  Registration Deadline: May 5, 2023
September 16th.  Registration Deadline: August 4, 2023
December 9th. Registration Deadline: November 3, 2023

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2022

fallFall 2022 Justice System Interpreting Course Schedule

 

Deadline to Register: October 14, 2022.

Classes begin on November 14, 2022

Introduction to NMCLA and Online Learning

Nov 14 to Nov 28, 2022

This two‐week course is the first segment of the Justice System Interpreting program. The course includes evaluations of a candidate's language skills, some basic technical requirements for successful online learning, an introduction to the professional interpreting field, and an opportunity to practice with recorded interpretation materials.

Fundamentals of Translation and Interpreting

Nov 28, 2022 to Jan 23, 2023
* Live Lecture Dates: Dec 5, Jan 9

This eight‐week course, the second segment of the JSI program, focuses on the essential skills needed in the three modes of interpreting. Students will also learn methods for conducting their own vocabulary research and ways they can prepare for future certification exams. Live online lectures will address note‐taking techniques and memory skills for effective interpreting.

Justice System Interpreting

Jan 23 to March 13, 2023
* Live Lecture Dates: Jan 30, Feb 13, March 6, 2023

This eight‐week course is the third segment of JSI. The course focuses on the advanced interpreting skills needed for court work, including legal and medical vocabulary, and the ethical responsibilities and obligations of a professional interpreter. Live online lectures will address vocabulary research, the use of context and redundancy, and interpreting outside the courtroom.

Internship / Intensive Practice

March 13 to April 24, 2023
* Live Lecture Dates: March 20, April 3, April 17, 2023

This six‐week course is the final segment of JSI. Students will complete recorded interpretation assignments of authentic courtroom events, and advanced vocabulary research in legal matters. Additional materials for test preparation are also provided. Students will complete live court observations in their local areas. Live online lectures will address interpreter fatigue, translation theory, and test preparation.

* Students are required to attend 6 of the 8 Live Lectures but are encouraged to attend all.

 

NM Center for Language Access
New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts 

202 E. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
aocjmk@nmcourts.gov
505 469-5728

 
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