This program is only available for contract (i.e. for employers who wish to commission and fund an exclusive cohort of the program for their employees). If you'd like to learn more about this program, please contact us by submitting the form on the left of this page. Thank you!

Launched in 2002, The Tseng College’s Court-Interpretation certificate program is endorsed by the Judicial Council of California and the courts of Los Angeles County.

Our program prepares you to take and pass both the written and oral parts of the examination required for certification as a court interpreter by the state of California. Some courses also qualify for Court Interpreting Minimum Continuing Education (CIMCE) credit – necessary for maintaining certification once obtained.

Our program is the only interpretation certificate program that develops skills in both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation and sight-reading translation concurrently and in every class. (Other programs develop these three skills sequentially, from semester to semester.)

Program Objectives

To provide students with:

  • core interpreting skills
  • thorough knowledge of the ethics of professional interpreting
  • opportunities for earning a good living through use of bilingual skills
  • the knowledge, confidence and competency to pass the state certification examination for court interpreting
  • the skills to act as trained interpreters who ensure accuracy of expression in legal actions