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American Sign Language (ASL) Oregon Certified Court Interpreter Credential

The ASL Oregon Certified Court Interpreter credential will be awarded to an interpreter who holds a valid Specialist Certificate: Legal (SC:L) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) and fulfills the following credential steps:


  • Passes a criminal history check.
  • Achieves a passing score on the Ethics Examination.
  • Provides proof of Oregon residency for the previous 12 months.
  • Completes and submits documentation of 20 hours of court interpreting services or court observation in courts of record in Oregon or Consortium member states, federal courts of record, or where the interpreter is sworn in and the record can be presented into evidence.
  • Completes the application process.
  • Attends an Ethics Orientation conducted by CLAS.
  • Takes the Interpreter's Oath administered by an Oregon state court judge.

If you have been doing or are interested in doing court interpreting work, but do not currently hold a valid SC:L, you can still interpret for the courts as an Authorized Interpreter.

If you currently hold a valid SC:L and are interested in pursuing the ASL Oregon Certified Court Interpreter credential please send an email to providing your name, address, phone number(s), and email address. Make sure to also indicate that you are an ASL interpreter.