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Basic Orientation Workshop

The Basic Orientation Workshop (BOW) is the first of three mandatory minimum requirements to interpret in the Hawai‘i state courts. The BOW is a two-day orientation seminar which provides an introduction to the requirements of the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Court Interpreter Certification Program. BOW participants will be introduced to:

  • the approval and registration process of the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Court Interpreter Certification Program;
  • the examinations administered to court interpreters and how to prepare for them;
  • an overview of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that court interpreters must possess to perform as a court interpreter;
  • the role and basic ethics of court interpreters;
  • an overview of courtroom procedures and legal processes; and resources for the professional development of court interpreters.

 Additional information may be obtained by contacting the OEAC.