Upcoming Courses

Prepare for the next exam and get CE credits

Announcing the last courses for the year 2022. Your chance to get CE credits before December. It is also the last call to register with a 50% deposit for the Federal Exam Preparation course.

COURSEDATESDAY/TIMEHOURS COST
Ethics I – Code of Ethics11/5/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics11/5/202210:30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Court Protocol11/12/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Remote interpreting, Means and Ways11/12/202210.30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Team Interpreting11/19/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Use of Equipment11/19/202210.30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
SKILLS BUILDING IV  – FEDERAL EXAM PREP. (8th Edition)10/17/22 to 10/28/22Mon thru Fri 7 to 8:30 p.m.15 $    450.00
     
     
     

Consult the list of approved states on our webpage or check with your state. The list of states that approve courses keeps growing.

Contact me via email at v.b.dopazo@gmail.com

Please be brief so I can punctually answer your question. I work in court full-time. I’ll respond ASAP.

You can sign up for any of these webinars independently of each other.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/victoria-dopazo-fcci-14515584774

Scroll down to see a more detailed description of the courses.

NOTES:

All webinars and courses are instructor-led, taught live by Victoria Dopazo.

Recorded versions of the webinars are provided to the students registered for further practice and also for the benefit of students that may miss the occasional webinar or arrive late.  Live participation is always preferred.

All times published here are Eastern Standard Time.

Reserve a spot by registering via PayPal or Eventbrite. We only require 10% as a deposit for the longer courses. Apart from the dates published, we can offer other dates upon request of a minimum of two students registering to get the course started.

All practice courses are taught live and are also recorded. Participants will have access to the recorded webinar for one month following each lesson in order to review and practice further or to make up for missed lessons. All materials taught and homework assignments are emailed to participants for their personal use.  Students are expected to practice between sessions following the instructor’s recommended methodology.

The dates are scheduled according to demand. It helps to know the dates in which you plan to take the exam, so we try to schedule these courses accordingly.  Send us an e-mail to request other dates. v.b.dopazo@gmail.com

Upcoming courses

COURSEDATESDAY/TIMEHOURS COST 
Ethics I – Code of Ethics11/5/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics11/5/202210:30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Court Protocol11/12/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Remote interpreting, Means and Ways11/12/202210.30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Team Interpreting11/19/20229 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
Use of Equipment11/19/202210.30 a.m.1.5 $      60.00
SKILLS BUILDING IV  – FEDERAL EXAM PREP. (8th Edition)10/17/22 to 10/28/22Mon thru Fri 7 to 8:30 p.m.15 $    450.00

Federal Oral Exam Prep. early registration

 

Next course:

October 17 to October 28, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST

We are now taking pre-registrations for a course in October, as we expect the next examination dates will be in November. Should the exam date be announced for an earlier date we will adjust the course dates. If you are planning to sit for the oral exam at the second sitting in 2022, we recommend you pre-register by paying the 50% deposit, the other 50% will be billed to you and is due one week prior to the start of the course. Register now at Eventbrite

Here are the details:

Federal Oral Exam Preparation Course (8th edition)


Intensive mode. 15 hours of live instruction. Plenty of practice during the sessions and extra materials to do on your own.


From October 17 to October 28, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST. Dates may change if exam is offered earlier.

You will receive an invitation with the link to access the course the day before the 1st session.

This course is designed for people who are qualified to sit for the Spanish federal oral exam.

During these live sessions you will get ample practice just before sitting for the exam.

If you are planning to sit for the oral exam in 2022, don’t miss the opportunity to practice intensively and with guidance just before the exam.

Cost: $450 for 15 hours of live instructor-led training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice. 50% deposit, 50% due one week prior to start.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration: You can register at Eventbrite or you can also request an invoice or use PayPal, Zelle or Cash App.

Four spots for Federal Oral Exam starting in July

Special offer for old timers

July 23 to 31, 2022 – deadline to register is approaching.

There are only 4 spots left for the July course. We recommend this course for those registered to sit for the pilot exam in August. If you previously took this course with us, we offer it to you at a discounted rate of 50%. You can register following this link.

Course specific info:

Federal Oral Exam Preparation Course (7th edition)


Intensive mode. 15 hours of live instruction. Plenty of practice during the sessions and extra materials to do on your own.
From July 23 to July 31. Below are the scheduled dates and times:

Saturday, July 23 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Sunday, July 24 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST

Monday, July 25 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

Tuesday, July 27 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

Thursday, July 28 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

Friday, July 29 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

Saturday, July 30 – 2p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

Sunday, July 31 – 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

This course is designed for people who are qualified to sit for the Spanish federal oral exam.

During these live sessions you will get ample practice just before sitting for the exam.

If you are planning to sit for the oral exam in August 2022, don’t miss the opportunity to practice intensively and with guidance just before the exam.

Cost: $450 ($225 for Old Timers) for 15 hours of live instructor-led training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration:  registering page for alternatives.  

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Next course:

October 17 to October 28, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

We are now taking pre-registrations for a course in October, as we expect the next examination dates will be in November. Should the exam date be announced for an earlier date we will adjust the course dates. If you are planning to sit for the oral exam at the second sitting in 2022, we recommend you pre-register by paying the 50% deposit. The other 50% will be billed to you and is due one week prior to the start of the course. You can register following this link.

Federal Oral Exam Preparation Course (8th edition)


Intensive mode. 15 hours of live instruction. Plenty of practice during the sessions and extra materials to do on your own.
From October 17 to October 28, 2022, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST. Dates may change if exam is offered earlier.

You will receive an invitation with the link to access the course the day before the first session.

This course is designed for people who are qualified to sit for the Spanish federal oral exam.

During these live sessions you will get ample practice just before sitting for the exam.

If you are planning to sit for the oral exam in 2022, don’t miss the opportunity to practice intensively and with guidance just before the exam.

Cost: $450 for 15 hours of live instructor-led training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice. 50% deposit, 50% due one week prior to start.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration: You can register following this link. You can also request an invoice or use PayPal, Zelle or Cash App.

2022 update from the AOUSA: Scheduling is now closed for the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination oral phase offered August 1-8, 2022. The exam will be administered again at a later date in 2022.

Learn more about the oral examination (link is external)

If you have any questions, please email fcice@ao.uscourts.gov (link sends e-mail).

Federal Exam Prep. Course

Just in time for pilot exam!

Federal Oral Exam Preparation Course (7th edition)

Intensive mode. 15 hours of live instruction. Plenty of practice during the sessions and extra materials to do on your own.
From July 23 to July 31. Below are the scheduled dates and times:
 
Saturday, July 23 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST Time
Sunday, July 24 – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Monday, July 25 – 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST
Tuesday, July 27 – 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST
Thursday, July 28 – 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST
Friday, July 29 – 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. EST
Saturday, July 30 – 2p.m. to 3.30 p.m. EST
Sunday, July 31 – 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. EST
 
This course is designed for people who are qualified to sit for the Spanish federal oral exam.
During these live sessions you will get ample practice just before sitting for the exam.
If you are planning to sit for the oral exam in August 2022, don’t miss the opportunity to practice intensively and with guidance just before the exam.

Cost: $450 for 15 hours of live instructor-led training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice.

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

 
If you are planning to sit for the pilot exam in August 2022, this is for you. Don’t miss the opportunity to practice intensity and with guidance just before the exam!
All sessions are recorded so if you can’t make the live session, you can still watch it differed and practice on your own. You will receive passages and recordings every day.

The AOUSC announced that registration will start on July 11 for the first 200 candidates to sit for the pilot exam to be held August 1 thru August 8. Check their site for more info go to https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/aousc

Last week to register

Last week to register. Only 4 spots left!

State Exam Preparation Course (for Oral Exam) / Skills Building III


Duration: The course consists of 15 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 1.5 hours each. 

Dates: April 18 to May 23, 2022 – Monday and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST –                               

   Note: No class on Wednesday May 4.

Cost: $450 for 15 hours of training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice. Reserve your spot with $45. The balance will be billed by 4/18/2022. Payment options are available up to 3 payments of $150 each.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Spanish and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. You will be provided scripts as well as recordings of passages to work from both in class and on your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in State Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.


You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.

STATE EXAM PREP. COURSE – SPANISH

Course: State Exam Preparation Course (for Oral Exam) / Skills Building III


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Spanish and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. You will be provided scripts as well as recordings of passages to work from both in class and on your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in State Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.


You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.


Duration: The course consists of 15 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 1.5 hours each. 

Dates: April 18 to May 23, 2022 – Monday and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST –                                  Note: No class on Wednesday May 4.

Cost: $450 for 15 hours of training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice. Reserve your spot with $45. The balance will be billed by 4/18/2022. Payment options are available up to 3 payments of $150 each.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 15 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

Free Introductory Session: An overview of what is required to train to become a court interpreter. No experience necessary. Q and A session will follow. The time for this free introductory session has been changed to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

4 spots, 4 days, 4 payments

Last chance to register for the September edition of the Federal Exam Prep Course.

I am offering 4 spots with the option of a split payment plan of 4 payments of $125 each. Only 4 spots and 4 days left to register.

The next time this course will be offered is going to be 2022 either January or February, TBD. I am accepting registrations for 2022 as well.

Here are the particulars of the course:

 Federal Exam Prep Course / Advanced Skills Building IV Course –
All languages welcome – Conducted in English

Time to start preparing for the next federal oral exam with my intensive training course. The 6th edition of the Federal Exam Preparation CourseAdvanced Skills Building IV Course  is scheduled for September 20 to October 1, 2021.  Registration will remain open till September 17, 2021 but may close earlier if spots are filled. Here are the particulars:


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Federal Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Foreign Language and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in Federal Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. 
The course will be conducted in English and participants will practice interpreting into a foreign language of choice.
You will be provided passages with scripts and recordings in English and asked to interpret into a foreign language. At the end of the course you will have more than 30 passages and recordings for further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions. You can save all the materials for the purpose of studying and reviewing them on your own time. 

You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.

Duration: The course consists of 20 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 2 hours each. (CE units in most states)* 

Dates: September 20 to October 1, 2021 -Monday thru Friday from 7:00p.m. to  9:00 p.m. EST (New Your time)

Cost: Split payment option of $125 x 4 months for 20 hours of training.
     

Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 20 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot by paying the first payment at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives. You will receive an invoice directly from Quickbooks for the balance for the future payments.

Federal Exam Prep. Course – All languages

I am pleased to announce a new revamped 6th Edition of the Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course/ Advanced Skills Building IV. In this 6th Edition I will include all new materials for practice so if you took a previous edition of this course you will still benefit with more practice. Here are the particulars:

Course: Oral Federal Exam Preparation Course: 6th Edition


Objective: This course is designed to provide participants with plenty of practice passages to interpret in simultaneous, consecutive and sight modes at an advanced level, as required to work in Federal Court.  Participants need to have an Advanced command of Spanish and English to be able to work in both directions at the required level of proficiency and to interpret discourse of highly educated native speakers as well as colloquial registry in both languages.


Methodology: We will work on the Zoom platform where you can view the presenters screen as well as your own. You will be provided scripts as well as recordings of passages to work from both in class and on your own. We will focus on topics that are commonly seen in Federal Court and analyze and expand vocabulary and glossaries. You will have the scripts for reference and further practice as well as a copy of the presentation and recordings of the sessions.


You will need access to a computer or tablet with good internet connection. Headsets are recommended for practice.


Duration: The course consists of 20 hours spread out into 10 sessions of 2 hours each. (20 CE units in most states)

Dates: September 20 to October 1, 2021 – Monday thru Friday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST

Cost: $490 for 20 hours of training. You will be provided materials and recordings of each session for you to keep and use for further practice.


Certificates of completion will be issued to those who complete the 20 hours of training.

Registration: Reserve your spot at  Eventbrite or visit my registering page for alternatives.  

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