Becoming a NJ Court Interpreter in a Sign Language

How Does One Become an Approved or Registered Court Interpreter in a Sign Language?

Both legislation and Judiciary policy require sign language interpreters to be certified by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and listed with the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing or by calling 1-800-792-8339 or 609-984-7281, or the New Jersey Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NJRID).

The AOC also requires sign language interpreters who wish to work as contract or staff court interpreters to attend the Orientation Seminar (except in those circumstances where a waiver is approved), submit proof of legal training courses from RID CEU transcripts, and register with the AOC like all other contracts. Read the list of seminar dates.

NOTE:If you think you may be eligible to waive the seminar, click here to read important information.

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