• Goldfield Court House
  • Lyon County Court House
  • Pershing District Court
  • Lincoln County Court House
  • Humboldt County Court House
  • Eureka District Court
  • Eureka Justice Court
  • Alamo Justice Court
  • Elko County Court House
  • Las Vegas Regional Justice Center

2020 Oral Performance Examination

3/2/2020 9:58:59 AM

The AOC Certified Court Interpreters Program hereby announces the offering of the Oral Performance Examination in both Las Vegas and Carson City in April and May 2020. The dates are April 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2020 (Las Vegas) and May 5, 6 & 7, 2020 (Carson City).

The languages available for oral testing are the following:

  • Arabic
  • Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hmong
  • Ilocano
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese 

The oral performance examination is designed to determine whether a candidate possesses the minimum levels of language knowledge and interpreting skills required to perform competently during court proceedings. The test measures language knowledge and fluency in both languages as well as the ability to render meaning from target to source language in simultaneous interpreting, consecutive interpreting, and sight translation of documents.

Procedural and mechanical aspects of the exam

  1. Application
    Candidates who have complied with all state requirements can apply to take the test. The requirements are as follows:
    • Completed the mandatory "Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts"
    • Achieved a successful score of 80% or higher on the Written Test

    Please download and complete a Registration Form. The deadline to register is March 20, 2020. Any 'Registration Form' submitted/postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.

    The required registration fee is $300 for Nevada residents, $600 for out-of-state residents.  Please make the check or money order payable to the Administrative Office of the Courts.

    Please send the check or money order to:

    Administrative Office of the Courts
    Attn: Accounting Unit
    201 South Carson Street, Suite 250
    Carson City, NV  89701.

    Contact the Administrative Office of the Courts at 775-684-1700 or aocmail@nvcourts.nv.gov.   

    Nevada residents will be given first preference, as seating is limited. The fee is not refundable if a candidate has pre-registered and does not appear for the scheduled oral exam.

    Please note that the AOC reserves the right to cancel this event in either location should there be an insufficient number of participants or if other circumstances necessitate cancellation. In the event of cancellation, registration will be refunded.

    A notification regarding the exact testing location, test date, and specific time of appointment will be sent upon receipt of the registration form and appropriate payment.

  2. Exam Day
    Candidates must appear on time (15 minutes early is advised) at the test site, confirm registration information, and provide photo identification. The candidate can expect to complete the entire process in 60 minutes or less. Candidates are not be allowed to bring any purses, handbags, cell phone, keys, watches or other similar personal belongings into the test room.  Tape recorders or any other mechanical devices will not be allowed inside the test room.