2019 Orientation Workshop and Written Exam for Prospective Court Interpreters Slated For Battle Mountain

3/21/2019 2:08:50 PM

The Nevada Supreme Court, in an effort to support rural courts’ language access needs, is offering a 2019 Orientation Workshop to be held May 9-10, 2019 in Battle Mountain at the Lander County Courthouse. A written examination will follow the workshop at 1 p.m. on May 10. The deadline for registration is April 26, 2019.


By interpreting for defendants, litigants and witnesses, court interpreters play a key role in courts and ensure access to justice for Nevadans.

The Orientation Workshop is the first required step for Nevada Court Interpreter Certification. The written examination, and an oral performance examination or an oral proficiency interview, ensures a speaker is able to provide interpretation of court events. Together, the workshop and exam enable secondary-language speakers to start a career in court interpreting.

The written exam assesses a candidate’s knowledge of three areas fundamental to the work of a minimally qualified court interpreter:

  • English language,
  • Court-related terms and usage, and
  • Ethics and professional conduct.

A minimum passing score of 80% is required to proceed to the oral proficiency interview. The workshop helps with preparation for the written exam. Additional resources for potential interpreters are available at https://nvcourts.gov (search word: interpreter).

Nevada rural residents will be given first preference, as seating is limited. Contact Kareen Prentice, Administrative Office of the Courts, at kprentice@nvcourts.nv.gov or (775) 687-9806 for more information.