Joe Hernandez was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and was brought over to the U.S. by his parents at the very young age of 8 years old. His first language, of course, is Spanish and once in the U.S. the family settled in East L.A. where he attended grammar school, junior high school and high school. He began his professional interpreting career in 1991 when he obtained his Administrative Hearing Certification from the state, then progressed on to the State Court Interpreter Certification in 1995 and then the Federal Court Interpreter Certification in 1997. He still provides interpreting services for agencies, attorneys, the courts and the public in general, but his main focus is on preparing bilinguals to become court interpreters.
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!... READ MORE
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 !