LATVIA

Country:  Latvia

Official or co-official languages

Latvian

Brief description of linguistic diversity

Latvian is the official language with Latgalian and Livonian considered indigenous and all other languages foreign, including Russian (the first language for more than one third of the population). Other significant minority foreign languages include Belarusian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Romani.

 

 

Current legislative mandates for LIT and certification

No certification of LIT. The State Police has procurement contracts with certain language agencies, which provide ad hoc interpreters. Interpreters’ liability is determined by the Criminal Procedure Law.

Responsible parties:

 

Current accrediting bodies

No certification / accreditation

Does register exist?

No

Who develops certification exams?

N/a

Who/How many rate performances?

N/a

Collaboration

N/a

Test Format:

 

T & I in one exam?

 N/a

Screening exam? Describe.

N/a

Test type/format

N/a

Domains tested

N/a

Scoring

N/a

Transparency:

 

Website? Dissemination of info about certification

 N/a

Requirements to sit exam

N/a

Sample questions or practice exam available to candidates?

N/a

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

N/a

Cost to candidate/#of locations/ frequency

N/a

 

Feedback on exam performance

N/a

Score grievance procedure available

N/a

Maximum nº of sittings

N/a

Permanent or renewable certification

N/a

Post-certification:

 

 

 

Revocation of certification possible?

N/a

If so, for what reasons?

N/a

Performance monitored? If so, how?

N/a