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 seek an intensive introduction to interpreting work in the legal field or in a court system.


Format: Classroom

Hours: 36

Credits: 3.6 CEUs

Where: Gwinnett campus

When: Feb. 27 - Mar. 27

Cost: $899 w/ materials

This course will cover all the following topic areas which will prepare you to take the State Court Interpreter Certification Test.

  • 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.

State Court Interpretation Certification Test: Please note that the Georgia State Court Interpreter Certification process has its own requirements. For more information on test time, fees, and requirements, please visit the Georgia Commission on Interpreters web page.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals who want an intensive introduction to the profession of court interpreting or legal interpreting
  • 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

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Classroom Session – Limited Space Register Now
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
Five Saturdays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
(two days will begin at 8:30 a.m.)

COVID-19 Impact and Update

Effective July 15, 2020, the University of Georgia -- along with all University System of Georgia (USG) institutions -- requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings. Face covering use is in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies will be available in classrooms, conference rooms, and common areas.

If circumstances necessitate a shift to online/virtual learning, or a combination of online/virtual and face-to-face learning, students will be notified.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$899 (course materials included)

Marilu MontalvoMarilu Montalvo attended the Universidad of Puerto Rico and has a Graduate Certificate in Translation from Georgia State University and is a trained legal and medical interpreter. Currently, Montalvo is a Capital Projects Coordinator and is working with the Board of Commissioners of Rockdale County, Georgia. She was the state coordinator for the Hispanic Outreach Program for the University of Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute.