Professional Translators and Interpreters in Nevada

NCTA: Preparation for the California Court Interpreter Certification Exam

by NITA Online on March 27, 2009

The Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)This workshop, organized through the Northern California Translators Association (NCTA) will offer tips on how to prepare to take the California Court Interpreter Certification Exam.

The workshop will lead you to resources to prepare yourself as well as give you an opportunity to learn what it’s like to be in the exam room. The skills and knowledge being tested and the criteria used to determine the pass level will also be discussed.

Recommendations will also be given for preparation for the written exam required before the candidate may advance to the oral exam.

NOTE: The exam is only offered for the following languages: Arabic, Armenian (Eastern), Armenian (Western), Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese.

You can find more information about the California Court Interpreter Certification Exam on the website of the Judicial Council of California.

About the instructor: Corinne Cline, M.A., has been a Federal and State Certified Court Interpreter in Spanish for 30 years. She holds graduate degrees in Education and Latin American Studies from UCLA, where she also earned her Certificate of Court Interpreting. Formerly, she was the Director and Lead Instructor for the University of Massachusetts Court Interpreter Training Program and more recently has been teaching at Sonoma State University.

  • When: Saturday April 25, 2009
  • Where: Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post St, San Francisco, CA
  • Price: $45-85

For more information (registration etc.) please check the NCTA website.

NOTE: Also see NITA’s Recommended Links and Resources page, which includes pointers to additional, possibly helpful preparation materials.
NITA Administrator February 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Hi Grace, you were looking at an announcement for a past event held last year on April 25th of 2009 which (really!) was on a Saturday. Our friends of the NCTA organize this type of preparation help events off and on; take a look at their calendar for the next available date, if/when they announce it. There are some alternatives, albeit not (necessarily) focused on the California exam; you may find some by looking through our Recommended Links and Resources page, especially the tab for Interpreters, which contains many pointers to material specifically relevant for judicial (court) interpreters in general, including some samples that are representative for the California Oral Examination.

Good luck!

Added: there was another similar preparation event held in January of this year focused specifically on the written exam. It is not unlikely that the NCTA plans something similar for the oral exam, once the California Court Interpreter Program formally announces the next available upcoming date(s) for their oral exams for the current year of 2010, which is still pending at the time of this typing.

Grace Zhao February 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

And also April 25 is Sunday not Saturday.

Grace Zhao February 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Would like go head register, but can’t find same event at NCTA website

NITA Administrator November 13, 2009 at 6:43 am
Connie Chen November 13, 2009 at 1:20 am

when will the exam prep class be offered again?

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