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 and administered by ODHH. There are two categories of interpreters, and different requirements for each category.

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

  1. The applicant must hold a current certification, either:
    1. Specialist certificate: Legal (SC: L) from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; or
    2. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certification and having passed the SC: L written test.
  2. You must undergo a DSHS criminal background check conducted by DSHS.
  3. You must complete the Washington courts training provided by the 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.

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

Interpreter NameCity of ResidencePhoneEmail
Carlson, KarenSeattle (206) 380-8407 V kcterp57@gmail.com
Fein-Wallace, Cynthia Seattle (206) 939-1505 V cyfeinwallace@gmail.com
Hansen, ShellyWest Richland 509-9554 V, (509) 967-2158 V ASLiSHansen@gmail.com
McGuire , MollySeattle (206) 886-2300 V/FAX msmcguire.terp@gmail.com, Mollymcguire2@gmail.com
Morrison, DaveEverett (206) 446-3717 V/FAX, (206) 446-3717 davealanmorrison@gmail.com, davealanmorrison@gmail.com
Newell, KendallWenatchee (509) 679-5920 V kendalln@gmail.com, kendalln@gmail.com
Schmitz, MarcTacoma (360) 897-8300 V mwschmitz329@gmail.com
Walker, DonnaSpokane (509) 999-5326 V donnainterpreter@gmail.com

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 ResidencePhoneEmailCertification Level
Dockter, TerryEverett (206) 708-4432 , (206) 452-7941 VP terrydoc@gmail.com QDI
Glaser, PaulMarysville 206-6452 VP, (585) 530-7152 mathdeaf2@gmail.com, paullglaser@aol.com CDI
Plecher, JohnSeattle (206) 462-4168 VP, (206) 280-9275 jplecher@gmail.com CDI
Shannon, RobinBattle Ground 571-1309 , 571-1309 FAX robin.stafford.shannon@gmail.com, robin.stafford.shannon@gmail.com CDI, CLIP-R