Scheduled Courses

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All times published here are Eastern Standard Time.

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THEORY WEBINARS

A series of 6 Stand-Alone Webinars consisting of 1.5 hours of instruction each. These webinars qualify for CE units in the States mentioned as approved.

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost
Use of Equipment TBD TBD 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics I – Code of Ethics TBD TBD 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Ethics II – Applied Ethics 1/27/2018 Sat. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m. ET 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Team Interpreting 2/3/2018 Sat. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m. ET 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Court Protocol 2/10/2018 Sat. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m. ET 1.5 hours  $     45.00
Tips Exam Taking 2/17/2018 Sat. 3:00 p.m. to 4:30p.m. ET 1.5 hours  $     45.00

 

COURT INTERPRETER TRAINING ONLINE 

For those starting to train as court interpreters with the idea of obtaining certification. Each course consists of 12 weeks (18 hours of instruction) Meeting once a week.

Each course is composed of 12 units with plenty of practice in realistic situations you will interpret in the courtroom and are designed with the goal of helping you train to pass the exam.

Each level is designed with a progressive degree of difficulty so that participants can start from a beginning level and through instruction and practice progress to the advanced level in which students should be able to interpret trials in simultaneous and consecutive modes and sight interpret complex documents.

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
CITO I 1/13/2018 to 3/31/2018 Sat. 1 p.m. to 2.30p.m. 18 hours  $   450.00
CITO II 4/14/2018 to 6/30/2018 Sat. 1 p.m. to 2.30p.m. 18 hours  $   450.00

Registration deadline: depending on seats available.

Court Interpreting 1: CITO 1 is a practice course designed for bilingual students (English <> Spanish) who aspire to become court interpreters. No prior experience in court interpreting is required. This course will cover the basics of court interpreting,  practice in the modes of interpretation required to interpret in court, court protocol and ethics.
Full command of English and Spanish is required to begin training in court interpreting. Aspiring interpreters should be able to go from one language to the other with ease. These courses assume you have the ability to communicate effectively in both languages at the level of a native speaker.

Court Interpreting 2:  CITO 2 is a practice course designed for students who have completed Court Interpreting 1 or have prior experience and/ or training in Court Interpreting. For those interested in preparing to take the court interpreting exam in state court, we recommend starting with Court Interpreting 1 and consider taking Court Interpreting 2.

 

 

EXAM PREPARATION 

Intensive 10-day practice courses designed for students who are sitting for the certification exam and want to do intensive practice prior to the exam. The dates are scheduled according to exam dates and demand.

We understand that students may have been training for a while by different means and with different materials. It is not a requirement to complete our Court Interpreting Courses 1.2 and 3 in order to do this intensive course. It is assumed that people who registered to sit for this exam have been training in the three modes of interpretation for a while.

Course Name Dates Day/ Time Hours  Cost 
STATE EXAM PREP 3/12/2018 to 3/23/2018 Mon thru Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00
FEDERAL EXAM PREP 12/3/2018 to 12/14/2018 Mon thru Fri. 7.30 – 9 p.m. ET 15 hours  $   400.00

Early registration is encouraged as it helps us plan. We need a minimum of 6 students to run the courses. If the minimum is not met (which we do not anticipate) we will refund the money or offer a credit for the next available date. The same will be offered if the course is full. We accept a maximum of 12 students per course.