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Frequently asked questions

Will I be a certified interpreter when I graduate?

The curriculum includes a mid-program exam and an exit exam. A graduate should be able to take the BEI exam to become a certified interpreter, but it is dependent upon the student’s ability to perform under pressure while videotaped and the student’s individual proficiency. We cannot guarantee a student will pass the BEI exam as there are many variables that affect one’s performance. TJC does not require a student pass the performance portion of the BEI to graduate so that the student can continue to work on an upper level degree. However, the student is encouraged to keep connected to TJC for support through the BEI or NIC exam process.