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Welcome to the Mississippi Court Interpreter Credentialing Program

Many people living in Mississippi readily read, speak, and understand English. There are many others living in Mississippi for whom English is not their primary language and for whom English is not readily understood. For those limited English proficiency (LEP) individuals, understanding and exercising their legal rights may be difficult and could result in the denial of any meaningful access to the justice system.

Court interpreters must possess specialized skills that very few bilingual individuals possess. The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) became a member of the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts of the National Center for State Courts in order to gain access to other professionals in the field of Court interpreting. The Administrative Office of Courts has developed the Mississippi Court Interpreter Credentialing Program, based on model policies promulgated by the Consortium, in order to assist the courts in Mississippi in their endeavor to provide equal access to justice for limited English proficiency individuals. This program will train, certify, and test individuals who wish to serve as interpreters in the courtrooms of Mississippi. The AOC adopted the Code of Ethics for Court Interpreters and the Rules on Standards for Court Interpreters on October 17, 2011.





Training Information
Ethics and Skills Building Seminar Agenda
Ethics and Skills Building Seminar Registration Form

Application to Pursue Court Interpreter Certification
Application to Pursue Court Interpreter Certification

Written Examination Information
Written Examination Registration Form
Overview of the Written Examination for Prospective Court Interpreters
Written Examination Oath and Agreement
Request for ADA Accommodation
Request for Accommodation

Oral Examination Information
Oral Certification Exam Registration Form

Court Interpreter Forms
Interpreter Monthly Activity Report
Application for Reciprocity
Renewal Application
Interpreter Oath

Court Interpreter Orders
Sample Indigent Affidavit
Sample Order Appointing Foreign Language
Order Appointing Court Interpreter for Indigent Person
Court Interpreter Payment Fees

Resources
Code of Ethics
Rules on Standards for Court Interpreters
Court Interpreter Manual



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