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SC:L (Specialist Certificate: Legal)
Holders of this specialist certification have demonstrated specialized knowledge of legal settings and greater familiarity with language used in the legal system. Certification recognized by RID, documented training and legal interpreting experience are required prior to sitting for this exam. Holders of the SC:L are recommended for a broad range of assignments in the legal setting. This exam has been available since 1998.
Register for the SC:L examination:
Online – Quick, easy and secure! After logging on to your RID account, simply click on “Register for a Test” in the Testing and CEU Information section and follow the prompts to pay with a VISA or MasterCard. If the exam you want to pay for is not shown, please contact the Certification and Education Department by calling 703-838-0030 and choosing option 5 “Pre-Testing” or E-mail email@example.com.
An individual interested in taking the SC:L exam must satisfy all of the eligibility criteria in at least one of the following categories:
Category #1 - Be a current certified member of RID, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field or an associate’s degree in interpreting and documentation of at least 50 hours of legal interpreting/mentoring experience and 30 hours of formal legal training. In addition, five years of general interpreting experience (post certified member of RID status) is strongly recommended.
Documentation of training may be in the form of college transcripts, signature(s) of individual(s) offering the training workshop, certificate of completion, etc. Documentation of legal interpreting/mentoring experience should be in the form of an official letter stating hours and time from the interpreting service coordinator, court official or mentor.
RID reserves the right to modify the eligibility criteria of all RID certification examinations.
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