Becoming a Registered Court Interpreter
Becoming a Court Interpreter
Mandatory Minimum Requirements
To be eligible to interpret for the state courts, applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements:
- Pass the Written English Proficiency Exam and the Hawaiʻi Basic Ethics Exam; and
- Clear a Criminal Background Check.
Opportunities for Advancement
Interpreters who have met the mandatory minimum requirements are eligible to take an Oral Interpreting Exam to qualify for a higher tier designation and higher pay rate.