Virginia's Judicial System


Program Information and Registration

Program Information
Orientation: The 1 ½ day orientation class, which is 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 to candidates seeking certification in the following languages: Arabic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The written exam may be taken only 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 be taken only one time within 12-months.

Registration
The certification process begins by registering for the Orientation and Written Exam.
Only candidates who have participated in the Orientation and passed the Written Exam (within the past 3-years) are eligible to register for the Oral Exam.

Spring Registration: (Currently closed)

  • Orientation and Written Exam: Registration in February/March (class/exam in March/April/May)
  • Oral Exam: Registration in May/June (exam in May/June/July)

Fall Registration: (Currently closed)

  • Orientation and Written Exam: Registration in August/September (class/exam in September/October/November)
  • Oral Exam: Registration in November/December (exam in December/January/February)

Note: All dates are tentative and may be subject to change without prior notice.

To Register: All registration for Orientation, Written and Oral exams are currently closed.

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 (Closed)
Supreme Court Building
100 N. 9th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Courts Conference
Center,
6th Floor
Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 01/08/106 9:00am-5:00pm
Fairfax (Closed)
Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain-Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Oral Exam: Languages - Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese 01/11/16 8:00am-4:00pm
01/12/16 8:00am-4:00pm
01/13/16 8:00am-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.