Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Legal Interpreter Training Certificate

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Department of American Sign Language & Interpreting Studies

The Legal Interpreter Training Program (LITP) is a 4-semester program of specialized coursework designed for ASL-English interpreters who wish to work in the legal system of the United States. This specialized course of study prepares interpreters to meet the employment standards of the many state Judicial Systems. The program includes three knowledge courses about the Legal System, Civil and Criminal Law. The fourth course concentrates on skills development and includes a practicum which can be accomplished in Denver, CO or, with approval, in a student’s own community

Professional Development Certificate Requirements — 15 Credits

Required Certificate — 15 credits

INTR 480Overview of Interpreting in the American Judicial System


INTR 481Civil Litigation


INTR 482Criminal Law


INTR 483Skills Development for Legal Interpreters


INTR 485Internship for Legal Interpreters


A "B" grade in each of the courses must be achieved to earn the Professional Development Certificate.

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