The Directory of Certified Court Interpreters of Spanish contains the names of all state and federally certified Spanish court interpreters working in North Carolina.
This directory is for information only and is not intended to be used for local court scheduling of contract interpreters. For local court convenience, all AOC contracted interpreters, including the certified
court interpreters, are listed by district and classification levels on the Registry of Spoken Foreign Language Registry.
Please refer to the Registry of Spoken Foreign Language Court Interpreters for all local court scheduling needs so an interpreter within the closest proximity to the courthouse can be contacted for service.
North Carolina's court interpreter certification program currently offers rigorous court interpreter examinations for Spanish as well as for several Languages Other than Spanish (LOTS). The term certified court interpreter is used in North Carolina to refer to a spoken-language interpreter who, through a testing procedure, is deemed competent to interpret from English into a foreign language and from the foreign language into English.
Spanish interpreters are certified and entered in our directory after
(1) passing the required examination developed by the State Court Interpreter Certification Consortium or by the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Examination program,
(2) attending any orientation or training sessions that the AOC may require,
(3) demonstrating good character and fitness,
(4) agreeing in writing to abide by the court system's foreign language interpreting guidelines, including the Code of Ethical Conduct for Court Interpreters,
and (5) paying any application fee, training fee, or examination fee charged by AOC. The final decision of whether or not to certify a particular applicant rests with the AOC Director.
To obtain a current list of interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing, please contact the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing at 919 773-2963.