Oregon Statutes - Chapter 45 - Testimony Generally - Section 45.291 - Certification program; establishment by State Court Administrator; rules.
(1) Subject to the availability of funding, the State Court Administrator shall establish a program for the certification of court interpreters. The program shall be established by rules adopted pursuant to ORS 1.002 and shall include, but not be limited to, provisions for:
(a) Prescribing the form and content of applications for certification;
(b) Prescribing and collecting reasonable fees for the application, examination, certification and renewal of certification for court interpreters;
(c) Establishing categories of certificates based on the nature of the interpreter services to be provided, including categories for interpreters for persons with disabilities, as defined in ORS 45.285, and for interpreters for non-English-speaking persons, as defined in ORS 45.275;
(d) Establishing minimum competency requirements for court interpreters in the various categories of certification;
(e) Establishing teaching programs designed to educate court interpreters in ethical, substantive and procedural legal issues;
(f) Prescribing the form of and administering examinations for the purpose of testing court interpreters for competency and ethics;
(g) Establishing grounds for renewal, suspension or cancellation of certificates;
(h) Establishing a process for receiving comments and input into the policy and procedures of the certification program;
(i) Establishing a process for receiving comments and input on compliance with ORS 45.272 to 45.297;
(j) Establishing a process for receiving comments and input on compliance with the code of professional responsibility adopted under ORS 45.288; and
(k) Establishing a process by which an adversely affected interpreter may seek review of any decision made by the State Court Administrator on renewal, suspension or cancellation of a certificate.
(2) An interpreter may be certified in Oregon by the State Court Administrator upon satisfactory proof that the interpreter is certified in good standing by the federal courts or by a state having a certification program that is equivalent to the program established under this section. [1993 c.687 §3; 2001 c.242 §3; 2007 c.70 §15]Section: Previous 45.270 45.272 45.273 45.275 45.280 45.285 45.288 45.291 45.292 45.294 45.297 45.310 45.320 45.325 45.330 Next
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