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by Ken Lund
Question by B.Cali: I want to become a interpreter/translator how do I become certified?
I’ve always wanted to pursue this career choice. How do I become certified? I would like to translate at courts or hospitals. How do I go about it? I know translating is written and I’d like to do that too but interpreting is my main interest. Thank you in advance 🙂 (English/Spanish) and I live in San Diego, California.
I’m 23 and hoping to get certified. Is there a special school for this?
Answer by Forrest M
Well, you haven’t mentioned your age….if you’re still in high school, you could easily talk to a school counsellor about what nearby colleges/universities would have the right courses for you. If you’ve already graduated, you can call up the colleges/universities you’re hoping to get into and make appointments to talk to their career counsellors – they help you layout everything: what courses you’ll need, how long it will take for you to get certified, suggestions on what courses to take which semester….etc.
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