Getting Certified


Interpreters' certification, as mandated by RCW 2.43 is available through the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in Olympia. You may call (360) 705-5301 to obtain information on testing.

Languages Requiring Certification

Interpreters in the following languages must be certified or qualified to work in court. All other languages must be registered or qualified:
  • Arabic (Egyptian)
  • Cambodian (Khmer)
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish

Sign Language Interpreters

Sign language interpreters are certified by RID (The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.).