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NV Court Interpreters Roster

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The AOC compiles and maintains a list of Nevada Certified/Registered Court Interpreters. This list is routinely provided to the state courts. It is also routinely provided to other state agencies, and organizations. Included in this roster are the interpreter's name, working language, telephone number, and email address as provided by the interpreter on the application form, which the interpreter completes upon passing the certification examination.

Also, included in this roster is an indication of whether the interpreter is considered "master level." The interpreter roster is updated from time to time.

Master Level Court Interpreter

An interpreter who holds the Nevada Certified Court Interpreter Certification and the Nevada Certified Picture ID credentials issued by the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts.

A 'Master Level' designation is given to Nevada Certified Court Interpreters who complied with all mandatory requirements concerning certification status and additionally:

  1. achieved a successful score of 80% or higher on the Written Test as well as on all three parts of the oral exam; or
  2. passed the federal certification examination.

Certified Interpreter:

An interpreter who holds the Nevada Certified Court Interpreter Certification and the Nevada Picture ID credentials issued by the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts.

A Nevada Certified Court Interpreter possesses all of the following credentials:

  1. Completed the mandatory “Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts” conducted by the AOC; and has achieved a successful score of 80% or higher on the Written Test and achieved a successful score of 70% or higher on all three parts of the oral exam; and
  2. Obtained 40 hours of Nevada court observation or work within the 12 months immediately preceding request for certification; and
  3. Completed and submitted a Request for Certification Form to the Administrative Office of the Courts, payment of a $50 administrative fee, and successfully passed a criminal history check; and
  4. Has sworn to the oath set forth in NRS 50.054 (see Section 4.5.2 below) and the Canons set forth in the Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters in Nevada Courts, administered by a judge holding office within the State of Nevada, an officer of the court, or judge’s designee.

Registered Interpreter:

An interpreter for whom no oral examination has been developed by the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts (CLAC) and/or offered in his/her particular language.

A Nevada Registered Court Interpreter has successfully satisfied all of the following requirements:

  1. Completed the mandatory “Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts,” conducted by the AOC;
  2. Passed the written exam with a successful score of 80% or higher;
  3. Underwent the oral proficiency interview (OPI) by ALTA Language Services, Inc. (“ALTA”) or Language Testing International (“LTI”) and received a score of 12 on ALTA’s testing scale or a rating of “Superior” according to the American Council for Testing of a Foreign Language (“ACTFL”) Proficiency Guidelines by the LTI. The Nevada Certified Court Interpreter Program will allow an interpreter to take the OPI twice in a language within a 3-year period;
  4. Completed the Nevada court observation requirement of 40 hours;
  5. Completed and submitted a Request for Certification Form to become a registered interpreter;
  6. Paid $50 administrative fee;
  7. Passed a criminal history check;
  8. Has sworn to the oath set forth in NRS 50.054 (see Section 4.5.2 below) and the Canons set forth in the Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters in Nevada Courts, administered by a judge holding office within the State of Nevada, an officer of the court, or judge’s designee.