• 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

Search for an Interpreter

The AOC compiles and maintains a roster of Nevada Certified/Registered Court Interpreters. This roster 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.

Sign Language Interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers who meet the minimum qualifications in this State as required (NRS 656A.080) can be found on the Aging and Disability Services Division Site.

Certified Court 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:

  • Completed the mandatory “Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts” conducted by the AOC.
  • Achieved a successful score of 80% or higher on the Written Test and a successful score of 70% or higher on all three parts of the oral exam.
  • Obtained 40 hours of Nevada court observation or work within the 12 months immediately preceding request for certification.
  • 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
  • Has sworn to the oath set forth in NRS 50.054 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 Court 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:

  • Completed the mandatory “Orientation Workshop for Interpreters in Nevada Courts,” conducted by the AOC.
  • Passed the written exam with a successful score of 80% or higher.
  • 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.
  • Completed the Nevada court observation requirement of 40 hours.
  • Completed and submitted a Request for Certification Form to become a registered interpreter.
  • Paid $50 administrative fee.
  • Passed a criminal history check.
  • Has sworn to the oath set forth in NRS 50.054 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.

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:

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

Need more information?
Court Interpreter Program Coordinator
courtinterpreters@nvcourts.nv.gov
775-687-9806