How to become a court interpreter/translator

How to become a court interpreter and/or court translator

As from 1 January 2021, the authorisation to perform interpreting and translating activities is governed by Act No. 354/2019 Sb., on Court Interpreters and Court Translators, as amended. The MINIMUM CONDITIONS roughly correspond to those under Act No. 36/1967 Sb.. However, the new requirements are more detailed and, in addition, an examination is required in order for court translators and interpreters to prove their knowledge of the Act and other relevant decrees. The interpreting and translating agenda is no longer managed by regional courts as it is exclusively administered by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic through a portal. You will find all the necessary information on the application process there.