Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters


To qualify as a certified court intermediary interpreter, you must complete the following requirements:

To be on the ODHH list of certified court interpreters, sign language and intermediary interpreters must register with and meet qualification standards established through WAC.

Alphabetical Preferred Interpreter List (Specialist Certificate: Legal - SC:L)

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Blackburn-Tofstad, KimBonney Lake 
Carlson, KarenSeattle 
Hansen, ShellyWest Richland 
McGee, BobbieAuburn 
McGuire, MollySeattle 
Newell, KendallWenatchee 
Parsons, AngieMilton 
Reinhardt, LaurieSeattle 
Renner, CarrieBothell 
Schmitz, MarcTacoma 

Alphabetical Interpreter List (RID Certification with SC:L written test)



Intermediary Interpreters (Deaf Interpreter)

To qualify as a certified court Intermediary interpreter, you must complete the following requirements:

  1. The applicant must hold a current certified deaf interpreter (CDI) certification from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf;
  2. You must undergo a DSHS criminal background conducted by DSHS.
  3. You must complete the Washington courts training provided by ODHH.
  4. You must take an oath of interpreter, as administered by the Washington courts.
  5. You must register online with ODHH annually by July 1.
Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Dockter, TerryEverett 
Glaser, PaulMarysville 
Painter, BradenSeattle 
Plecher, JohnMountlake Terrace 
Quiroga, JeremySeattle 
Rogers, BuckTacoma 
Shannon, RobinBattle Ground