LUXEMBOURG

 

Country:                                            

Official or co-official languages

Luxembourgish, German, French

Brief description of linguistic diversity

 

Foundations:

 

Current legislative mandates for LIT and certification

Unknown

Responsible parties:

 

Current accrediting bodies

The Ministry of Justice. Consideration of applications on a case-by case basis. Sworn translators/interpreters are qualified as both, not separately.

Does register exist?

The National Register is maintained by the Ministry of Justice.

http://www.mj.public.lu/professions/expert_judicaire/

Liste_traducteurs_et_interpretes_assermentes.pdf

Who develops certification exams?

KLeuven/Thomas More in collaboration with magistrates, lawyers and police.

Who/How many rate performances?

 

Collaboration

 

 

Test Format:

 

T & I in one exam?

 

Screening exam? Describe.

 

Test type/format

 

 

Domains tested

 

 

Scoring

 

Transparency:

 

Website? Dissemination of info about certification

 

 

Requirements to sit exam

 

 

Sample questions or practice exam available?

 

 

Additional qualifications for certification (experience, training, educational level, nationality)

An application is submitted to the Ministry of Justice with a candidate's CV, educational records and proof of a clean criminal record. Candidates must hold a university level degree (4 year) in translation and interpreting or a degree in languages and 5 years professional experience as a T/I or language teacher. Candidates with other qualifications (degrees inother fields plus experience) are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speakers of other languages can be approved even if they do not have a degree in that language.

Cost to candidate/#of locations/ frequency

 

Feedback on exam performance

 

Score grievance procedure available

 

Maximum nº of sittings

 

Permanent or renewable certification Permanent

Post-certification:

 

 

 

Revocation of certification possible?

 

If so, for what reasons?

 

Performance monitored? If so, how?