The Licensed Court Interpreters program licenses, tests, and regulates those individuals who provide interpretations in a court room for individuals who do not speak English. For more information about court interpreters, e-mail TDLR at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Licensed Court Interpreter Advisory Board is scheduled to meet Friday, July 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the 1st Floor Public Meeting Room (125E) of TDLR's North Campus Building, located at 1106 Clayton Lane in Austin. When the agenda is available, it will be posted online. The meeting will be broadcast live and available for viewing via RealPlayer.
The Licensed Court Interpreter Advisory Board met January 18 in Austin. The agenda is available online. The meeting was archived and is available for viewing via RealPlayer.
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to existing rules at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 80, §80.20 and §80.80 regarding the licensed court interpreters program. The effective date of the rule adoption is September 15, 2012. The updated rules have been posted online.
Justification For Adopted Rule Amendments - The amendments are necessary to create a mandatory pre‑test orientation course for licensed court interpreter applicants to provide them with an overview of interpreter ethics, court terminology, and interpreting protocols as well as provide them with a clear understanding of the exam rigors. View the justification for adopted rules
Here are the public comments on general topics received during the 2012 Strategic Planning process. The comments are grouped as answers to the four questions we based our discussions on.
- What are we doing well?
- What can we do better?
- If you could change one service that we provide or eliminate or amend any provision of TDLR’s statutes or rules, what would it be?
- What major changes will occur over the next five years that will impact the way you do business and the services we provide?
Read the comments (12 kb PDF) To see the comments for each individual license program, go to that program's section on the web site.
Keep your address current with TDLR
Replacement License - The change from House Bill 4445 creates two license designations, a basic license and a master license. If you currently hold an active court interpreter license, you will be issued a replacement license with the designation of "Master" on or before August 30, 2011. This license will be issued at no cost to you so that your license reflects the new designation. To update your mailing address email the department at CS.Court.Interpreters@tdlr.texas.gov with your name, license number and current address. You may also call us at (512) 463-6599 or toll free in Texas at (800) 803-9202 to update your address.
TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.