How do I become a certified interpreter?

The following Translator Q & A is part of our Translator FAQ Series.

Question: How do I become a certified interpreter?

Answer: There are many things you should do to become a certified interpreter. The first is decide whether you would like to take the route of completing an on-campus course or online program to become certified. Some on-campus courses may be accredited but that doesn't mean they are more well known. Make sure you also check with your local government body in your state or country to see what legal requirements are in place to act as a certified interpreter.

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