Certified Mandarin Interpreters
Certified Mandarin Interpreters

Certified Mandarin interpreters are interpreters certified by state and federal courts in the United States. State and federal judicial branches normally have testing agencies to give out interpretation exams to prospective court interpreters.  Normally, the court interpretation exam consists of two parts, a written part, and an oral part.  The exam is extremely rigorous and the exam passing rate has been very low.

Currently, California, Nevada, and Texas are among the a few states that certify Mandarin interpreters.  There is currently no certification programs for Mandarin interpreters in the federal courts.

When interpreting in courts, court certified Mandarin interpreters are expected to be an independent party during a deposition or a court hearing.  Court certified Mandarin interpreters must accurately interpret for individuals with a high level of education and an extensive vocabulary, as well as for persons with very limited language skills without changing the language register of the speaker. Court certified Mandarin interpreters are also sometimes responsible for translating written documents, often of a legal nature, from English into Chinese and from Chinese into English.

Abacus Chinese Translation Services provides certified Mandarin interpreters.  Please contact us for more information.

Certified Mandarin Interpreters in California

California did not have certification program for Mandarin interpreters until 2005.  Currently,, there are about a few dozens of certified Mandarin interpreters in the State of California.  The examination process is extremely challenging for prospective court certified Mandarin interpreters.  According to a private estimate, the passing rate is less than 5%.

Abacus Chinese Translation Services provides court certified Mandarin interpreters.  Please contact us for more information.