Language Interpreter Continuing Education

Continuing education and professional practice requirements apply to interpreters who are certified or part of the active court interpreter rosters maintained by the Colorado Judicial Department.  Meeting these continuing education and professional practice requirements is a condition for continued certification or active roster status for all Colorado court interpreters.

Chief Justice Directive 05-05 sets the standards that interpreters must meet in order to comply with Continuing Education Requirements. These standards are outlined in the Summary of Continuing Education Requirements.

Continuing Education

Request Forms for Approval of Continuing Education Activity Credits

Event Attendees

If the event provider is on the list of Court Interpreter Program's Approved Providers, the interpreter only needs to contact the Program Administrator to confirm the number of credit hours that have been approved for the activity.

If the event provider is not on this list, an Activity Approval Request Form (Individual) must be completed and submitted to the Court Interpreter Program Administrator a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the activity.

Event Providers

If a provider is not listed on the Court Interpreter Program's Approved Providers, the instructor or sponsor must complete the Activity Approval Request Form (Provider).

Individual or Group Study

If an interpreter would like to receive credit for an independent study, an Individual or Group Study Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Court Interpreter Program Administrator by the group sponsor a minimum of three (3) weeks before the beginning of the study. Interpreters may refer to the list of Sample Course Topics for study ideas.

Compliance Forms

Compliance Period: 
February 2012-January 2014

At the conclusion of the two-year reporting period, each interpreter must submit a Compliance form to the Language Access  Administrator through the following form:

Compliance Form (PDF) which may be filled out by hand or electronically for delivery by email, mail or fax

Interpreters must maintain verification documentation for a period of three (3) years, and must submit such paperwork only upon request.

 

Inactive Status

An interpreter may request inactive status for a period of up to five (5) consecutive years during which continuing education will not be required; however, the interpreter should not interpret in the courts during this period.

 

 


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