Virginia's Judicial System


Program Information and Registration

Program Information
Orientation: The 2-day orientation class open to all languages will familiarize you with the Virginia Judicial System and Courtroom protocol. This class is not intended to prepare you for the written exam. The materials provided at the orientation class are given as a source of general information.

Written Exam: It is an intermediate level exam and requires months of extensive self-preparation. It is only given for candidates seeking certification in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The written exam may only be taken one time within 12-months.

Oral Exam: It is open to those currently enrolled for certification in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese who have successfully completed the Written Exam and Orientation Training within the past 3-years. The oral exam may only be taken one time within 12-months.

Registration
Only candidates who have participated in the orientation and passed the Written Exam are eligible to register for the Oral Exam level.

Spring Registration:

  • Orientation and Written Exam: mid-February (class/exam in March)
  • Oral Exam: registration May (exam in May/June)

Fall Registration:

  • Orientation and Written Exam: mid-August (class/exam in September/October)
  • Oral Exam: mid-November (exam in November/December)

To Register: Registration for the Oral exam is open.
Alert! Registration for the Orientation and Written exam is closed until next cycle.

Send your registration email to certinterpreters@courts.state.va.us with the following information:

Subject Line:

  • Registration for: (indicate the Language you are registering for)

Body of Email:

  • Registering for: Oral Exam, Spring 2015
  • Location: (choose from 3 current locations with respective dates)
  • Name: (full name as it appears in any legal document. I.e.: Last Name, Given Names)
  • Address:
  • Phone Number: (state whether cell or home)
  • Email Address:
  • Emergency Contact Information: (name and number of person that will be notified in case of an emergency)

A 1-hour slot will be assigned to each candidate to complete the exam individually. After your registration is received and accepted, you will receive an email with payment instructions and your assigned date and time.

Space is limited. Registrations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Locations for the Oral Exam:
Once you register for the exam, you will receive an email with the payment instructions. Please do not send any payments until you receive confirmation of registration.

Richmond
Supreme Court Building
100 N. 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Courts Conference
Center,
6th Floor

Oral: All Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese

05/29/15 9:00am-5:00pm
Fairfax
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain-Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 5/21/15 8:00am-4:00pm
Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Courthouse
2425 Nimmo Parkway,
Building 10
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 5/18/15 10:00am-4:00pm

Fees:
Orientation: All Languages $200.00

Written Exam: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese $100.00

Oral Exam: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese $150.00

Note: There are NO refunds or credit given to those who register and do not attend the class and/or exam. The Supreme Court of Virginia will not reimburse your travel expenses.

Skills-Building Workshop
There are no workshops at this time.