Legal Language Services ranks Texas as a state with heavily regulated legal interpreting requirements.
Your legal interpreter must have the appropriate level of classification that meets your language needs. This is especially true if you require a court interpreter.
This does not mean, however, that you should hire a certified or licensed interpreter for every situation.
Whether or not an interpreter is licensed or certified — let alone the level of classification— will have an effect on how much you are charged for legal interpreting services. Please be aware that some counties in Texas may have specific legal interpreting regulations in addition to the statewide requirements.