Requirements for Licensure as a Court Interpreter in the State of Georgia.
Georgia is a member of the National Center for State Courts, Council of Language Access Coordinators (NCSC-CLAC), and conforms to its testing standards when licensing court interpreters. In addition to fulfilling test requirements, all interpreters must be at least 18 years of age, have good moral character, and be a legal U.S. resident or a U.S. Citizen.
Any persons seeking reciprocity from another state must note:
Georgia is a member of the National Center for State Courts, Council of Language Access Coordinators (CLAC) group. The Commission may allow reciprocity to those interpreters who are certified by states that are active CLAC members. The Commission may grant reciprocity may to those persons who:
- Completed a 16-hour training court offered by the credentialing State.
- Took and passed the CLAC written exam with a score of 80% or more.
- Took and passed the CLAC oral exam with a score within our licensing categories (see licensing categories above for more information)
The Commission may extend reciprocity to those individuals who started the process in another state only if the requirements of the State in which the candidate began the process are similar to those imposed by the State of Georgia. Also, Georgia will grant reciprocity to those who are federally-certified interpreters.
Please note: All candidates seeking reciprocity in Georgia must have completed the oral exam in ONE seating and no more than one seating. If you meet these requirements, please create a GCR account and e-mail staff asking for reciprocity and name the State from which you seek the same. Once the staff receives the request, staff will contact the State from which you seek reciprocity, asking for verification of the three requirements above. Candidates will receive a notification upon completion of said verification so the candidate may proceed with attaining their Georgia license.