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Title: State Court Interpreter -Spoken Language Certification
Alternate Title: Hold
Description: This program of the Minnesota Judicial Branch coordinates court interpreter testing and training, as well as assists in developing and implementing interpreter policy and best practices. It also performs various administrative duties, such as maintaining and publishing an online roster of court interpreters who have completed the minimum requirements to become eligible to work in the state court system.
Subject: Legal Professionals
Creation Date: 4/6/2010 12:59:50 PM
Modification Date: 6/22/2023 9:19:07 AM
Agency Name: Judicial Branch, Minnesota
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Judicial Branch is made up of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and the District (Trial) Courts. The Supreme Court is responsible for the regulation of the practice of law and for judicial and lawyer discipline. As the highest court in Minnesota it promulgates rules of practice and procedure for the legal system in the state.
Agency Phone: 651-297-7650
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Unit Name: Court Interpreter Program
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-297-5300
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): Unit URL:
Unit Address:
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite #105

St. Paul, MN 55155

Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL:
Versa URL:


Interpreter Resources


Written Test: no charge

Orientation program: $150

Oral Certification Exam:  $400

(These fees may vary depending on program costs.)

Minnesota Certification Requirements: Examination fee is $300 for Spanish and $400

Period of Issuance:
Length of Determination:
Other Info:
Activity: Interpreter
License Detail URL:

Interpreter Resources

Court Interpreter Program

Search the Court Interpreter Roster

Minnesota Judicial Branch


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