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American Language Services understands the importantance of knowing & following the various certification rules around the country. These rules vary from State to State and from States to the Federal Court system as well. Our dedicated sourcing department conducts periodic research to make sure we are 100% on top of the information in regards to these important credentials. You will find below the full list of certified and credentialed interpreting languages around the country. This list was last updated in Feb 2018.



Federally Certified Languages - Updated February 2018


Certified

Professionally Qualified/Language Skilled



Spanish, Navajo and Haitian Creole
 

Registered



In languages other than Spanish, Navajo and Haitian-Creole, the local federal court will determine on a case-by-case basis whether the prospective interpreter is either professionally qualified or language skilled.



State Certified & Registered Languages - Updated February 2018


State

Certified

 

Registered




Alabama
Chinese-Mandarin
Spanish
Vietnamese


Arabic
Bosnian-Croation Serbian
French
Taiwanese
Urdu
Uzbek

Alaska
Arabic
Bosnian
Cantonese
Chuukese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Ilocano
Korean
Laotian
Mandarin
Marshallese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
No registered languages

Arizona

No List


Arkansas
Arabic
Chinese-Mandarin
French
German
Hmong
Japanese
Korean
Lao
Marshallese
Polish
Russian
Sign Language
Spanish
Vietnamese
Chinese
Pohnpeian
Thai

California
American Sign Language
Arabic
Armenian- Eastern
Armenian- Western
Cantonese
Japanese
Khmer (Cambodian)
Korean
Mandarin
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese
Afghani
Albanian
Amharic
Amuzgo
Aramaic
Assyrian
Azerbaijani- North
Azerbaijani- South
Bari
Basque
Belarusan
Bamba
Bengali
Bhojpuri
Bicolano, Central
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Burmese
Cambodian
Catalan
Cebuano( VIsayan)
CDI
Chaldean
Chamorro
Chatino
Chinanteco
Chinese Sign Language
Chol, Tumbala
Coya, El Nayar
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dari
Dinka
Dutch
Fanti
Farsi
Fijian Hindustani
French
Fukienese
Fuzhou
Gai
Georgian
German
Greek
Gujarati
Hariani
Hebrew
Hindi
Hmong
Hungarian
Igbo
Ilonggo



Italian
Jamaican Creole
Kanjobal
Karen
Kashmiri
Kinaraja
Kurdish
Lahu
Lao
Lingalo
Lingal
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malay
Malayalam
Mam
Mandingo
Marshallese
Maya, Yucatan
Mien
Mixteco
Mongolian
Montenegrin
Nahuatl
Nepali
Nigerian
Norwegian


Nuer
Oromo
Palauan
Pampango
Pangasinan
Pashto
Polish
Romanian
Rundi
Rwanda
Sambol
Serbian
Shanghainese
Slovak
Slovene
Somali
Swahili
Taiwanese
Tamil
Thai
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukrainaian
Urdu
Yiddish
Zapateco
Zulu


Colorado
French
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese

No registered languages


Connecticut
Portuguese Albanian Cantonese Korean Haitian Creole
Mandarin Russian Vietnamese


Delaware
Spanish

Florida
Arabic
Cantonese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Ilocano
Khmer

Korean
Laotian
Mandarin

Polish

Portuguese

Russian
Somali
Tagalog
Spanish

Georgia
Arabic
Cantonese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Korean
Laotian
Mandarin
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Vietnamese

Hawaii
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

Idaho
Arabic
Bosnian/Croation/
Serbian
French
Cantonese
Ilocano
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese
Turkish
Loation
Tagalog
Creole
Hmong
Korean
Kurdish

Illinois
Bosnian-Serbian Croatian Cantonese
French
German
Mandarin
Polish
Spanish


Arabic Bulgarian Cantonese Czech Gujarati Hindi Italian
Korean
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Somali
Taiwanese
Ukrainian
Urdu

Indiana
Arabic
Chinese-Mandarin
French
Polish
Spanish
Russian


American Sign Language
Thai
Romanian
Punjabi



Iowa
American Sign Language
Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Cantonese
French
Mandarin
Somali
Spanish


Arabic
Dinka
Sudanese
Bosnian Serbo Croatian
German
Swahili
Vietnamese
Korean
Polish

Kansas
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Kentucky
American Sign Language
Arabic
Bosnian
Burmese
French
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Portuguese
Vietnamese
Chinese-Mandarin
Albanian
Amharic
Farsi
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Swahili

State

Certified

 

Registered




Louisiana
French
Spanish
Laotian
Portuguese
Vietamese


Arabic
Amharic
Cantonese
French
German
Haitian Creole
Italian
American Sign Language
Portuguese
Thai
Urdu
Vietnamese
Mandarin
Polish

Maine
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Maryland
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

Massachusetts
Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Cantonese
Cape Verdean
French
Georgian
Haitian
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Laotian
Mandarin
Moldovan
Nepali
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Aramaic
Bengali
Czech
Ewe
Fante
Gujarati
Hebrew
Nzima
Punjabi
Quechua
Tagalog
Toisanese
Twi
Ewe
Fante
Gujarati
Hebrew
Nzima
Punjabi
Quechua

Michigan
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

Minnesota
American Sign Language
Mandarin
Hmong
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese


Arabic
Armenian
Bamanankan
Bari
Belarusan
Bosnian
Burmese
Cantonese
Danish
Finnish
Georgian
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Khmer
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Tagalog
Tibetan
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu

Mississippi
Chinese Mandarin
Russian
Spanish



Missouri
Arabic
Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian
French
Mandarin
Russian
Spanish


Arabic
Vietnamese



Montana
American Sign Language
Spanish


Afrikaan
Arabic
Chinese-Mandarin
Czech
Filippino
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Turkish
Ukrainian

Nebraska
American Sign Language
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
French
Mandarin
Russian
Somali
Spanish


Arabic
Vietnamese

Nevada
Mandarin
Spanish
Portuguese
Vietnamese


Amharic
Bosnian-Croation Serbian
Bulgarian
Farsi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Slovak
Tigrinya

New Hampshire
Arabic
Croatian/Serbian
French
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

New Jersey
Arabic
ASL
Cantonese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Ilocano
Italian
Korean
Laotian
Mandarin
Marshallese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Turkish
Vietnamese
Akan
Albanian

New Mexico
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

New York
Albanian
Arabic
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Bengali
Cantonese
French
Greek
Haitian Creole
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Mandarin
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Russian
Urdu
Viet
Wolof
Spanish

North Carolina
Spanish



North Dakota
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Ohio
Arabic
Bosnian/Croation/Serbian
Cantonese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Ilocano
Khmer
Korean
Lao
Mandarin
Marshallese
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Turkish
Vietnamese

State

Certified

 

Registered




Oklahoma
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Oregon
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

Pennsylvania
American Sign Language
Chinese- Cantonese
Chinese-Mandarin
French
Haitian Creole
Italian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Turkish
Somali
Amharic
Belarusian
Bengali
Chinese-Shanghai
Dari
Farsi
Gujarati
Hindi
Kru
Marathi
Punjabi
Romanian
Swahili
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Wolof

Rhode Island
Spanish
Arabic
Hmong
Mandarin
Russian
Vietnamese
Cantonese
French
Polish
Korean
Portuguese
Cambodian

South Carolina
Arabic
Chinese
French
Guaran
German
Haitian Creole
        Vietnamese
Cantonese
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Ukrainian
Sign Language/ASL

South Dakota
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Tennessee
Spanish
Arabic
Hmong
Mandarin
Russian
French
Polish
Korean
Portuguese
Cambodian

Texas
Arabic
Cantonese
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Urdu
Italian
Mandarin
Portuguese
Cantonese
Russian
Korean
Turkish
Thai
Vietnamese
Spanish
Punjabi

Utah
American Sign Language
Bosnian
Cambodian
Croatian
Danish
Khmer
Polish
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Vietnamese
Amharic
Arabic
Burmese
Cantonese
Farsi
Hindi
Japanese
Korean
Laotian
Mandarin
Samoan
Somali
Thai
Trigrignia
Tongan
Korean
Urdu

Vermont
Arabic
Cantonese
French
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Korean
Laotian
Mandarin
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Vietnamese

Virginia
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

Washington
STATE LANGUAGE LIST COMING SOON

West Virginia
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS

Wisconsin
Amerian Sign Language
Arabic
Bosnian/Croatia/Serbian
Arabic
Bulgarian
Cantonese
Mandarin
French
German
Haitian Creole
Hmong
Ilocano
Korean
Lao
Mandarin
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Tagalog
Vietnamese

Wyoming
STATE DOES NOT CERTIFY COURT INTERPRETERS