Language Testing and Certification Program

Latest News

  • SCHEDULE A TEST January 2, 2019: February test dates have been released (Olympia, Seattle and Yakima). If all spots are full - please check back in early February for March schedules. For test information see: Examination Manual 
  • Your test scores will be emailed to you once they are available. Please make sure you use ONLY ONE valid email address when you sign up for test appointments.
  • SB6245 (2018 Legislative Session) limits testing in languages for which interpreter request fill rates in the prior year are 90% or higher. Fill rate data from 2017 shows no languages reaching the 90% threshold so LTC WILL NOT be limiting testing by language through the end of 2018. In early 2019, we will re-examine 2018 fill rate data and post updated information. 

Maintaining Your Interpreter/Translator Certificate




What We Do

We offer certification testing for translators and medical and social services interpreters in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.

We offer authorization testing for medical and social services interpreters in all other languages.

We provide bilingual position testing for DSHS employees. Please refer to scheduling guidelines


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