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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:

  1. Attend the two-day Basic Orientation Workshop;
    Register for the 2024 Basic Orientation Workshops.
  2. Pass the Written English Proficiency Exam and the Hawai‘i Basic Ethics Exam; and
  3. 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.