Interpretation & Translation

Language Access Information for Interpreters 

Licensed Court Interpreters

The Office of Court Administration's Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) licenses court interpreters for spoken language interpretation. An applicant for a court interpreter's license must pass oral and written exams designed by the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts.

Interpreter Training Programs

Court interpreting is a highly skilled profession that requires college or graduate level education, training, and experience, as well as knowledge of high-level legal terminology, regionalisms and slang. If you are new to court interpreting and would like to train for this career, we encourage you to explore the short and long term interpreter training opportunities listed below. Not included are links to several commercial courses for self-study, which may be found by searching online.

Texas Programs

Professional Organizations

Some of these organizations offer training programs.