The examination schedule is linked in the “Section Links” list. AOC
sponsors exams at various times during the year. For gaining
admission to an exam, there is a deadline to meet. The
deadline for our receiving the Oral Exam Application or Written
Exam Application is stated on the Application. Send the
appropriate Exam Application with a certified check or money order for the
amount as stated on the Application to the AOC address below.
To work as an interpreter in Alabama’s courts, please fill out the other forms
in the Links list and email to
email@example.com or fax to 334-954-3134 or
mail to the address for AOC below. You must fill out and send in a
Background Check Authorization and photocopies of Identification.
Example: Passport OR driver's license AND birth certificate OR social security
card. Not having the background
check completed before the exam could delay your ability to be placed on the
Registry of available interpreters, even if you pass the exams.
If you are a sole proprietor and not employed by a company of some kind,
then you’ll need to also fill out the “Sole Proprietor E-Verify Affidavit.”
If you’re certified in another state or with the federal courts already, Alabama
may consider you eligible for certification without testing.
However, you must still meet certain requirements. Please
send that information if you’re interested in Alabama’s reciprocity
You should also carefully read Alabama’s “CONDUCT AND ETHICS OF A FOREIGN
LANGUAGE INTERPRETER.” Following the instructions in that
document are essential to your continuing service as an interpreter for courts
in Alabama. Thank you for your interest in serving Alabama’s
Administrative Office of Courts
Foreign Language Interpreter Program
Attn: Winthrop E. Johnson
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104