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New Federal and State Exam Prep

These courses are for people that qualify to sit for the oral exam at State or Federal level. The contents are tailored accordingly. The dates have been selected according to expressed demand. Only a few seats available for each. Reserve your seat and pay later. You will receive an invoice and a deadline. If payment is not received by the deadline the seat will go to the next one on the waiting list. We anticipate a waiting list as the exam approaches and we have received many requests. Notice we have included two new courses to accommodate the demand but won’t be able to open more before the next exam dates.

1- NEW Intensive EXAM PREP for Federal Exam

For those qualified to sit for the oral exam.

Sep 1 to 10, 2017   –  Every day 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-for-federal-exam-tickets-36462070033

 2- New dates for EXAM PREP for State Exam

a) September 14 to 23, 2017 Every day 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-intensive-course-for-state-court-exam-preparation-tickets-36462214465

b) October 23 to Nov 3, 2017             Mon thru Friday 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST

15 hours of training at $400 – 10% deposit to reserve a spot

To register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exam-prep-intensive-course-for-state-court-exam-tickets-36462330813

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To start training to become a court interpreter you should start with the once a week regular program, CITO 1.

Next CITO 1 starting on September 9, 2017 – Sat. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

It’s not too early to sign up. Only 12 seats available.

12 webinars.  A total of 18 hours of training at $450. 10% deposit to reserve a spot.

CEU’s approved by ATA: 10

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/court-interpreter-training-level-1-tickets-36042202197

3 thoughts on “New Federal and State Exam Prep

  1. So I just want to be clear. Do I need to take your three levels of coursework and then take the exam prep before sitting for the exam? When are the exams offered? When I took your introductory course, your three levels were $300 each. Has the price for each of those gone up by 50%? That seems like quite a big difference!

    I leave for immersion school in Mexico in a week. When I return a month later, I will know better what my needs are so I just want to be clear about what you are offering.

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Catherine Milstead

    On Jul 23, 2017 7:27 AM, “Court Interpreter Training Online” wrote:

    > vbdopazo posted: “These courses are for people that qualify to sit for the > oral exam at State or Federal level. The contents are tailored accordingly. > The dates have been selected according to expressed demand. Only a few > seats available for each. Reserve your seat and pay” >

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    1. Hi Catherine,
      Sorry about the delay in answering. I really don’t check for comments on the webpage, most people send me emails with questions. I was not even aware that the comment box was available. In any event, I wanted to address your questions.
      With respect to what I offer, I offer different courses for different purposes. In general, I provide training for aspiring interpreters and also continuing education courses for interpreters already certified. People sign up for my courses according to their specific needs. My colleagues take continuing education courses, specifically the the theory webinars of 1.5 hours each on Ethics, Court Protocol, etc.
      Exam Prep courses are for people who qualify to take the oral exam. Most people train for years to take the exam. Some self-train with material available for this purpose, some take courses, some do a combination of both. How much training you need depends on where you start and your ability. You need to be bilingual to even think to start training to be a court interpreter, that alone takes many years. I do not provide language instruction. In order to qualify to sit for the oral exam, you have to do a written test on language and an oral interview. In my Intro session, we discussed this. You need to contact the Court Interpreter Program for the State Court in which you want to apply and go through a process. It is a long road.
      With regards to pricing. I have adjusted the prices to reflect an increase of hours per course. Initially, I was planning to teach 12 hours per course, with some time for a question and answer session. I decided to increase the number of hours to 18. I added 1/2 hour per session as I found out that one hour was not enough. All my sessions are 1.5 hours of live instruction via webinar. Therefore there isn’t a price increase per se but an adjustment according to the number of hours taught. For some people, one or two courses is enough. Some people only take the exam prep. That depends on the individual situation, prior training and experience, and level of confidence.
      I really can’t recommend how much training you need or guarantee results. I don’t know where you are at. The fact that you are taking an immersion course in Mexico doesn’t really tell me much. Is it an immersion course to learn Spanish, is it intermediate, advanced Spanish, is it Perfeccionamiento, post graduate? Can you speak fluently both languages at the level of an educated native speaker? We interpret lawyers, doctors, etc in court in simultaneous mode. That takes a lot. Again not sure where you are at but most people that have been trying to get certified would have an idea.

      Best,

      Victoria

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  2. Hello,

    I did your online introductory webinar in July and since that time I’ve attended an immersion program in Mexico to learn Spanish. I learned a lot, however I need more practice before I am fluent. I am writing to ask your advice. I am serious about wanting to take your courses and become a court interpreter but I’d like your advice as to how I can best prepare to take your courses.

    Any direction you can give is greatly appreciated.

    Yours sincerely, Catherine Milstead

    On Jul 23, 2017 7:27 AM, “Court Interpreter Training Online” wrote:

    > vbdopazo posted: “These courses are for people that qualify to sit for the > oral exam at State or Federal level. The contents are tailored accordingly. > The dates have been selected according to expressed demand. Only a few > seats available for each. Reserve your seat and pay” >

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