Information Sessions


Learn about court interpreter training and our Legal Interpretation Program (LIT) by attending a free information session!

Upcoming 2016 Legal Interpretation (LIT) Information Sessions:

June 25

Time:  All LIT Orientations are held on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
To attend, you must reserve - see 'RSVP' below.

RSVP: To attend an LIT Information Session, please call (323) 343-4847 submit your RSVP via E-mail by 12:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the orientation date.
Please include the following: 
1. Your name, phone number and email address
2. Include Legal Interpreting (LIT) in your email subject line or in your phone message 
3. State the date of the orientation you wish to attend
Example: I wish to RSVP for the LIT Orientation on August 22. I am John Smith, 323-XXX-XXX,
Note: The Bilingual Screening Test (required for admission) can be taken at any test session preceding the target start term.
The test is held once each term.

2016 Bilingual Screening Test dates are:
June 4
July 16*

Time: All Bilingual Screening Tests are on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
LocationCal State LA campus at Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center, Room 236 (HDFC 236). Click here to download a campus map.

To attend, you must reserve - see 'RSVP' below.

The Bilingual Screening Test qualifies candidates for both the Legal Interpretation and Translation Certificate Program (LIT) and the Medical Interpreting Certificate Program (MIP), but does not involve technical vocabulary from either field. The target competency is academic but general; the purpose is to gauge bilingual literacy accumulated over a lifetime, not command of any technical or linguistic niche.  The test covers monolingual and bidirectional bilingual competencies (i.e., English only, Spanish only, English to Spanish and Spanish to English) in vocabulary, grammar, word usage and reading comprehension. The format for the test is 100 multiple choice questions. 

RSVP:  Test candidates must pre-register no later than 12 noon on the Friday before the day of the test. The registration cost is $20. To register, call (323) 343-4900 and request registration for the LIT/MIP Bilingual Screening Test.