Online Court Interpreter Training

This online court interpreter training program was developed under grant agreement number SJI-16-E-275 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the Language Services Program of the Supreme Court of Ohio and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.

The Supreme Court of Ohio online court interpreter trainig sessions are made possible through funding provided by the State Justice Institute (SJI). These modules that you are about to master are designed to help you become a better court interpreter, and at the same time, prepare you for court interpreter credentialing. The modules consist of self-paced, language-neutral lessons that present complex information in an easy to follow format. They are posted in a progressive order.  However, each module can be reviewed separately.

Ideally, you should complete modules 1 – 4, before attending the mandatory orientation training required before taking the written exam, and all modules should be completed prior to attending the mandatory Modes of Interpretation Training, or before taking the oral exam or assessment. This e-learning experience does not offer technical or academic support; questions will be addressed at the training sessions.

Module 1: Introduction to Legal Interpreting

Module 2: Court Interpreter Ethics

Module 3: Ohio Criminal and Civil Procedure

Module 4: Legal Terminology and Research

Module 5: Modes of Interpretation

Module 6: Preparing for a Case