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Language Testing and Certification Program

Announcement

  • Currently, test dates are open three months at a time. Testing is open year round in Olympia, but closed December and January in Yakima.
  • Beginning 5/15/2014, no mail-in exam applications will be accepted. All exam scheduling must be done online. Applications mailed via US Postal Service will be returned to the sender.
  • A DSHS bilingual employee cannot schedule an appointment online. They must follow HRD's Bilingual Employee Test Scheduling Guidelines.

You can find details about the types of test LTC offers and other test related information in the LTC Examination Manual.

You will need a credit card or debit card and a valid email address to schedule your test online. It is very important that you read the instructions before you schedule your test.

To update your contact information or to communicate with LTC, please e-mail us at dshsct@dshs.wa.gov

If you plan to provide spoken language interpreter or translation services to DSHS, please contact the interpreter and document translation service providers.


Pre-test Study Materials:

Certified Languages:
Cambodian, Chinese-Cantonese, Chinese-Mandarin, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Screened Languages:
All languages and/or dialects other than the certified languages listed above. 

Medical Pre-test Study Packages for Certified Languages:
Study Booklets
Audio Practice Samples

Social Service Pre-test Study Packages for Certified Languages:
Study Booklets
Audio Practice Samples

Medical Pre-test Study Package for Screened Languages:
Study Booklet
Audio Practice Sample

Social Service Pre-test Study Package for Screened Languages:
Study Booklet
Audio Practice Sample

Translator Pre-test Self-Practice Guides:
Practice Guides