Enhance your career! Become a Spanish/English legal interpreter.
The Spanish/English Legal Interpreter Certificate is a 36-hour training program for bilingual individuals who speak English and Spanish and work in the legal field or in a court system. This program prepares you for the State Court Interpretation Certification Test so you can assist Spanish-speaking people who come before the Courts.
The program covers:
- Ethics of Interpreting
- Legal interpreting terminology in English and Spanish
- Spanish/English linguistics skills
- Analysis of the legal environment and issues regarding Latinos/Hispanics
- Development of integrated interpreter skills
- Understanding the cultural aspects of the Latino/Hispanic community.
Job Outlook: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters and translations can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade due to the increase in the number of foreign language speakers in the United States and the broadening of international ties.
Who Should Attend?
- Paralegals, administrative assistants, front office staff, receptionists, social workers, etc. who are bilingual in English and Spanish
- Interpreters and translators currently employed in the legal field or court systems
- Independent interpreters
- Interpreters with other interpreting credentials, such as those who have completed the Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate Program or the Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Program
- Individuals seeking employment in the legal field or in court systems
- Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate
Saturdays: February 21, 2015 - March 21, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Feb 21, 28, and March 7, 2015)
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (March 14 and 21, 2015)
$849 (Fee includes all course materials)
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon completion of 36 hours of course work.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
- Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, your attendance is also required for all five sessions, and you must have a score of 70% or better for the final written examination.
- The State of Georgia test is a separate process, time and fee. The University of Georgia program is a preparatory program only.