Kapiʻolani Community College and the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary are collaborating together to offer a specialized Court Interpreter training program. There will be 6 online synchronous sessions with 3 in-person sessions to evaluate the studentʻs understanding of the content and demonstration of their interpreting skills. There is a significant shortage of Court Interpreters statewide. This course prepares learners to interpret in legal and court settings. Through a reciprocity agreement with the Judiciary, students who complete this course my become a Hawaiʻi State Judiciary Tier 1 Court Interpreter, if they additionally pass the Judiciary’s English and ethics test.


  • Possess the ability to speak both English and non-English language fluently
  • Have access to a more recent computer and reliable Internet connection to attend weekly live online sessions via Zoom.
  • Should NOT have already attended and received completion of the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary Basic Orientation Workshop for Court Interpreters (BOW).

Course Dates: June 15 – July 31, 2024

Location: Completely online. Live online sessions will be held on Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:45pm. There are three in-person sessions held at Kapiʻolani Community College on June 15, July 13 and July 20.

Tuition Assistance Available!

Eligible participants may have their tuition paid by the Good Jobs Hawaiʻi grant. Apply today to receive tuition assistance!