Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

Interpreter Continuing Education and Resources

Continuing Education

In order to remain on the D.C. Courts Registry, interpreters shall complete 12 hours of Continuing Education courses biannually. Such courses must pertain to court, legal, and/or interpretation topics. Interpreters shall submit proof of course completion to the Office of Court Interpreting Services to obtain credit. The Office of Court Interpreting Services reserves the right to approve or reject courses submitted for approval. Newly onboarded Interpreters will be exempt from this requirement through the duration of the current Continuing Education cycle, and will assume this requirement at the beginning of the next full Continuing Education cycle.

Additional Resources

Certification Programs


The following are links to programs that provide training and education for interpreters and translators: