2017

Oral Exam Scholarship/Preparation Kits Available

The Commission on Interpreters is pleased to offer applicants the opportunity to receive assistance in obtaining a license to serve Georgia courts. The scholarships and Oral Certification Exam preparation kits are made possible by grant funds provided by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to defray applicant cost associated with exam registration fees for languages other than Spanish. Please click the link below to submit an application for consideration for the Scholarship, the Oral Certification Exam preparation kit, or both. Preference will be given to Georgia residents seeking Certification in Georgia. The deadline to submit the application is October 1, 2017.

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 For additional assistance please call 404-463-3808 or email gcr@georgiacourts.gov.

 

Eliminating Barriers to Justice

How and Why to Ensure Language Access for LEP and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Litigants

Lost in Translation: A Fair Trial, Justices Rule

The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a criminal defendant is entitled to a new trial because his uncertified interpreter provided him with an inaccurate interpretation of the proceedings against him. 

Registration for the 2017 Orientations & Exams is Now Open

The cost of the orientation workshop is $200. Orientations are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both days. You must register and pay for an event through the Georgia Courts Registrar, https://gcr.onegovcloud.com/, by 11:59 PM on the deadline. You must register and pay for the English written exam separately.

 The cost of the written exam is $50. The English written exams are conducted the day after the two-day orientation workshop, in the same venue or on the following Friday if the orientation occurs on Saturday. The cost of the written exam is not included in the cost of the orientation.

The cost of the oral exam is $250. First priority will be given to those seeking certification for languages other than Spanish and those who reside in high-need areas of Georgia.