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IMPORTANT NOTE: The Tennessee Court Interpreter Ethics and Skill BuildingWorkshop will NOT BE HELD in Memphis in November 2016.
The workshop has been postponed until late January or early February, 2017, due to a new grant that may be available to subsidize workshops costs for West Tennessee residents.
Please stay tuned for more information about this new development.
All dates are subject to change depending on the number of registrants, the weather, etc . A minimum of 10 students must be registered and paid in advance for the class to be held. If there are fewer registrants, the class will either be postponed until more students have registered or moved to the next scheduled date. If the new date is not acceptable for any paid registrant, a refund will be provided. Check this website periodically for changes in the schedule.
If you want to work as an interpreter in Tennessee State Courts, you must be Certified (or Registered if there is no certification in your language) by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts… DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to begin the process of becoming a TN State Court Certified or Registered Interpreter!
The Tennessee State Court Interpreter Ethics and Skill Building Workshop is the required first step you need to take to become Certified or Registered as a court interpreter in Tennessee. The workshop is now being offered in Memphis. Interested interpreters of all languages may register and pay for the workshop by filling out this registration form. Please note – your registration is not final until payment in advance has been made!
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT WORKSHOP: DATE IN EARLY 2017 (JAN. OR FEB.) TO BE ANNOUNCED – PLEASE CONSULT THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE TNCOURTS.GOV WEBSITE FOR THE NEW DATES.
The workshop is held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p .m. Participants must attend BOTH days (14 hours) to receive credit.
LOCATION: To be announced.
CONTENT: Participants will learn about court interpreting skills, protocols and ethics, as well as legal terminology and procedures.
INSTRUCTOR: Judith Kenigson Kristy (click to see bio), Federal and State Certified Court Interpreter, Certified Translator, Bilingual Mediator
COST: $350. Includes an extensive (200+ pages) take-home workbook containing critical information needed in order to pass the exams to become a certified court interpreter in Tennessee.
This course is approved by the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts and is a prerequisite for taking the TN Court Interpreter written exam.
*Please note that workshop dates may change. A minimum of 10 students must be registered and paid in advance for the class to be held. If there are fewer registrants, the class will be postponed until more people register or moved to the next scheduled date. If the new date is not acceptable for any paid registrant, payment will be refunded.