Interpreter and Translator Services is a unit of the Superior Court Operations Division. Its function is to provide, at no cost, certified and highly qualified interpreting and translation services to persons with limited English proficiency in all court and court-related matters to ensure meaningful access to the courts. This access is extended to LEP parties and other LEP individuals whose presence or participation is appropriate to the justice process.
|Upcoming Written Exam Dates||Final Date to Register|
|October 11, 2019||September 27, 2019|
|January 24, 2020||January 10, 2020|
|April 17, 2020||April 3, 2020|
|July 23, 2020||July 9, 2020|
|October 23, 2020||October 9, 2020|
The Oral Examination provided by the NCSC typically consists of four sections:
To pass the Certification examination, a candidate must have a minimum total average test score of 70% on each of the four individual test sections. The exam must be passed in its entirety in one sitting.
Reciprocity / Other Accepted Credentials
Any candidate who provides proof of Written and Oral Certification test results from any jurisdiction that is a member of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC) will be awarded reciprocity and his or her test results will be applied toward full certification by the Connecticut Judicial Branch if the Interpreter and Translator Services Unit determines that the test results were obtained under conditions which meet or exceed interpreter testing and certification practices of the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Any interpreter candidate who obtains written and oral certification from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC)
will be considered certified by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Any candidate who is awarded reciprocity or recognition of test results from another jurisdiction is required to follow the steps outlined in How to Qualify to become a Court-Appointed Interpreter, with the exception of taking the Written Examination and Oral Screening/Qualifying Examination, in order to qualify to work as an interpreter for the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch.
Positive certification status with the Judicial Branch is not a guarantee of employment.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|If you fail this ...||then:|
|The Written English Examination, or the Spanish Translation component of the Written Examination||You may re-take it after six months or more have passed.|
|The Oral Screening/Qualifying Examination from English into another language||You may re-take it after six months or more have passed.|
|The Ethics Examination||You may re-take it after you have studied Ethics resources, after three months or more have passed.|
|The Oral Examination||You may re-take it after 10 months or more have passed.|
|Hourly Positions||As of September, 2015, pay begins at $17.23/hour, with a four-hour minimum per-day. Some mileage is paid. Eligibility for group health insurance (medical and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after six months of employment.|
As of June 26, 2015, in accordance with collective-bargaining agreements, pay begins at:
ResourcesResources for New Candidates for Written Examination
Contact Us - For more information regarding interpreting for the Connecticut Judicial Branch, please send your questions to :
E-mail: Interpreter.Employment@jud.ct.gov (Preferred)
Mail: Connecticut Judicial Branch, Interpreter & Translator Services Unit
90 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Attention: Interpreter Employment
Fax: (860) 706-5088
Attention: Interpreter Employment