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Notice to Foreign Language Interpreters about Certification
Tulsa County District Court will no longer be providing certifications to foreign language interpreters. The
Supreme Court has authorized a certification program for spoken language interpreters in the Oklahoma
courts based upon the nationally recognized standards approved by the National Center for State Courts
(NCSC) (also known as the Consortium for Language Access in the Courts).  
At this time, applications are being accepted from Oklahoma residents seeking
credentials as spoken-language interpreters in the following categories:

·       Provisional Interpreter Status
·       Certification by Reciprocity    

Instruction sheets  and additional information is available on the Supreme Court’s website,
here, along with
application forms and other materials.  Applicants should READ THESE MATERIALS CAREFULLY!

Notice to Foreign Language Interpreters about Payment
Effective with appointments made for Foreign Language services on or after July 1, 2014,
the maximum payable rate for services provided is $20.00 per hour.

Notice to Court Appointed Attorneys regarding hourly rate:
Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Directive 2014-06(7), the Court is only
authorized to pay $45.00 per hour for out-of-court services and $65.00 per hour
for in-court services. This is effective with appointments made on or after July 1,
2014. Other provisions of local rule CR10 setting total compensation in specific
types of cases remains in effect.

          Courtroom Interpreter Training
          Announced for OKC and Tulsa

           Registration is now open! Oklahoma Courtroom Interpreter training classes and testing will be held
    on the following dates:

    Oklahoma City       March 26, 27, and 28
    Tulsa                      April 23, 24, and 25

    These classes are specifically for bilingual individuals who are interested in becoming Registered
    Courtroom Interpreters. The training will be conducted primarily in the English language, with many
    language-specific examples and terms explained and used. In these highly focused, 2-day
    training programs, participants will be educated in:

    •Structure of the Oklahoma judicial system;
    •Legal terminology;
    •Oklahoma's Code of Professional Responsibility for Interpreters in the Oklahoma Courts;
    •Role of the interpreter in various legal and court proceedings; and
    •Modes of interpretation including consecutive, simultaneous, and sight.

    On the 3rd morning of the program, examinations will be administered to participants who desire to
    become Registered Courtroom Interpreters. Additional information and registration materials are
    available on the "Certified Courtroom Interpreter" section of OSCN.