How to Become a Court Interpreter in New Jersey

Thinking of becoming a court interpreter in New Jersey? You are bilingual and master both English and one or even two foreign languages. Perfect! But that is not all! You need to take some steps to become a court interpreter in New Jersey. Read this article for basic info but wait for more surprises. We will tell you how to work as an interpreter even if you haven’t completed your court interpretation certification. So, let’s go.


Steps to Become a Court Interpreter in New Jersey

Step 1.  Get approved by the Court Interpreter Approval Program

  • Pass the written exam
  • Complete the orientation seminar
  • Pass the oral exam

(For more information about the exams and application forms visit New Jersey Courts site).


Step 2. Register to work in courts

  • Register as a business with the Division of Revenue
  • Complete the Judiciary registration forms
  • Sign the Professional Service Statement of Work Proposal (PSSW).

(For more information about the registration process visit New Jersey Courts site).


Step 3. Gain experience

Most employers require at least 3 to 5 years of work experience in the industry. So, if you are an interpreter but haven’t completed the Court Interpreter Approval Program yet, we have good news for you! You can work as a Professionally Qualified Interpreter or a Language Skilled Interpreter with a legal application called AppearMe. Once you complete the program, you can work as a Certified Interpreter. We cover more than 40 languages in 13 states. The only requirement is that you should be professional in English and another foreign language and possess all the necessary qualifications for a specific job.


Contact AppearMe for More Info

The purpose of this article is to help you gain experience while you are working on the certification. With AppearMe, hundreds of interpreters gain their first work experience and practice what they’ve already studied. The application has thousands of attorneys as loyal users that post jobs every day.

Don’t lose your chance to gain a footing in the industry. Sign up for free and let the clients find you! Practice and learn on-site!

For more information, please call us at (888) 900-3080 or send an email to [email protected].

Good luck with an amazing career!

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