Interpreting & Tutoring Services

Prepare to become a state court certified interpreter. You have found the right place to get ready to be a court interpreter. In a very short time you can be prepared to take the state written exam and then the state oral exam for court interpreter. Get started today in this lucrative profession that is always in demand. With your license you can do criminal matters, civil litigation, worker’s compensation, family law, psychological and medical appointments. You are able to open up your own agency, work for other agencies or work directly for the courts. Attend our next live seminar or receive your instruction online. The instructor is a state and federal court certified interpreter with over 20 years of professional interpreting experience.


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to receive the live, 8-hour court interpreter written examination seminar in West Covina. The seminar will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Best Western Hotel. In one day you will receive all of the material and instruction to pass the written exam for court interpreter. You are guaranteed to pass. Please click on November 21 – West Covina on the right side of this homepage to get the full details and then just call me to reserve your seat. Start your journey on a new and lucrative career as a professional and certified court interpreter. The first exam for all interpreters is completely in English, so all languages are invited to attend. Hope to see you on November 21, 2015.

Our next court interpreter written exam seminar will be on:
November 21, 2015 – West Covina, CA
All languages are invited to attend.


The state court interpreter written exam workshop on video is now available.

You will view and listen to 8 video recordings covering the 8 modules of instruction and the corresponding 80 pages that go with the 8 modules. You will receive all the vocabulary, synonyms & antonyms, legal terms, interpreter ethics & standards, expressions & slang and criminal procedures needed to pass the state court interpreter written exam very easily. You will also receive an English legal glossary, a sample of the written exam, an overview of the written exam and two legal procedures pages. The presenter in the videos is Joe Hernandez, certified interpreter for the state of California and for the federal courts. Please keep in mind that you will have 30 days to view the videos in protected view only. Please click on State Court Interpreter Written Exam Workshop On Video on the right side of this homepage or click below:

The state court interpreter
written exam workshop on video



If you would like to intern and learn the interpreting/tutoring business from
the inside by making phone calls, answering questions and setting appointments,
please call me for an interview.


Rules for consecutive interpreting




Click here to get the written exercise… Purse Snatching



Our live, 8-hour seminar program to prepare you for the state of California written examination for court interpreter is being offered at least once a month. This means that you don’t have to wait a long time to be ready to take and pass this test. You can be ready in a very short time! We will cover all the English vocabulary, legal terms, idiomatic expressions & slang, interpreter ethics & standards and legal procedures necessary in order to be successful the first time you take the exam, guaranteed in writing! Now would be a wonderful time to start and get the first step of your court certification done and over with very quickly. The fee for the seminars is $300. These are held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. These seminars are held in different areas to make your attendance very convenient. Once you have passed the written exam, and you get two opportunities in a 12-month period, you then will be provided with four opportunities to take and pass the oral component and become a certified interpreter for the state of California or 39 other states. If for any reason you do not pass the written exam after attending our seminar and studying all of the material, you may then retake the next seminar absolutely for free. Please click here to view the details of the state written examination. The written examination is in English only, so all languages are welcome to prepare for this first test. When you get to the oral examination is when your foreign language fluency is tested.


Saturday November 21, 2015 – West Covina, CA


Seminar Testimonial

From: Martha Lopez Chavarin Subject: Seminar testimonial – I passed!! Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 3:39 p.m. Hello Joe, Thank you again for the overwhelming support you’ve given me in the transition to a new career. Below you will find my testimonial. If there’s anything else I can do to help others also pursue this career, please don’t hesitate to contact me. “I’m writing this only a few hours after receiving my passing score of 89%! Before Joe’s seminar, I had spent countless hours gathering and collecting resources to help me study and prepare for the written exam. The more resources I found and gathered, the more lost I felt! I attended the seminar only 2 days before my exam. The seminar led me in the right direction from the get-go, within the first hour, I was able to realize what I had been doing wrong with my self-study plan all along. The information that is made available to you is targeted specifically for the exam from beginning to end. After the seminar, I no longer felt lost and confused. I knew what I needed to study and how, and I felt focused and driven. I left all the resources that I had gathered behind, and studied only from the binder that is provided at the seminar, and I can honestly say that the two days I spent studying from the binder did more for me than the three SAT books, two legal terminology books, and dozens of online resources I had gathered for months! Attend the seminar, study the material, and trust me- you WILL pass! – Martha L. Chavarin”

From: Julie Masters Subject: Written examination for court interpreter Sent: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 12:17:09 Hi, Joe! How are you doing? I hope great! I just wanted to thank you for coming to Fresno on 09/29/12 to offer the written examination seminar. I did the homework, went to each website, and studied after attending that seminar, and took the exam in Fresno on 11/28/12 and am very happy to report that my score was 97%!! I really appreciate the targeted studying you suggested and felt really well prepared. Thank you, also, for returning to Fresno on 12/01/12 to conduct the oral exam seminar. I thoroughly enjoyed it, have been studying, and am looking forward to taking and passing the exam in 02/13. What you offer is really necessary. Keep up the excellent work! Wish me luck! Have a happy day! Keep smiling!!

From: Ernesto Jimenez Subject: California Court Interpreter Written Exam Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Dear Joe, I am writing to thank you for helping me to reach my goal of becoming a certified interpreter. I am happy to inform you that I passed my written exam with 99% score! Prior to taking the test I was nervous, but once I began the test I realized that I knew the answers from your seminar and from the workbook. This is something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I was not sure how I could achieve it. Given that I must work to support my family, I could not afford to take prolonged courses which also were too expensive for me; but your program is different and it got me ready in less time and cost than I imagined. I honestly thank God that I was referred to your program and I have no reservations about recommending it to my bilingual friends. Thank you and God bless! Ernesto Jimenez


The Consortium for State Court Interpreter Certification, is comprised of 40 states:Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois/Cook County, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Vermont. In California, and some other states, you have the right to take the State Court Interpreter exam twice a year, in other states the chance is once a year, and in others it is just once every 2 years ! So, it is best to be well prepared before you take the exam or you might lose your yearly chance !

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