Interpreter for a theory exam at the CBR 

If you have a theory exam coming up, book an interpreter via Global Talk.

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Interpreter CBR exam – English

It’s possible to take theory exams at the CBR with help of an interpreter if you have no or limited proficiency of the Dutch language. Global Talk works with the CBR by providing interpreters in over 200 languages. On this page, you will find information about taking CBR exams with an interpreter and how to directly book an interpreter for your exam. 

How does a CBR exam with an interpreter work? 

A language barrier can cause problems when trying to get your driver’s license. Fortunately, interpreters offer the solution. With an interpreter, the language barrier is removed, allowing you to take the exam carefree. The theory exam with an interpreter works differently than a regular theory exam.  You take the exam with a CBR employee and interpreter in the same room, without other candidates. The content of the exam, however, is the same as the regular theory exam. 

So how exactly does a theory exam with an interpreter work? Firstly, the CBR employee reads the questions and answer options aloud. The interpreter then translates these and you enter the answers on the computer screen yourself. You are given more time than usual, so that you can answer the questions in peace and the interpreter has ample time to translate everything correctly. You have a total of 45 minutes to complete the exam. That is 15 minutes more than a regular exam. 

Are there words that will not be translated? 

Before taking an exam with an interpreter, it is good to know that not all words will be translated. During the English theory exam, terms are used that are anchored in Dutch law. These are not translated during the exam and can be seen and heard in Dutch. There is also a list of specific English terms that the CBR expects candidates to know. The list of terms that will not be translated during the exam can be found here (see chapter 5 for the glossary). 

How do I book an interpreter? 

Booking an interpreter for your theory exam is quick and easy to do online with Global Talk via our CBR portal. Good to know:t you first book the exam with the CBR, and then book the interpreter. You should book the interpreter at least 12 days before your exam. This way you can be sure that an interpreter is available. You then pay the cost of the interpreter directly to Global Talk, so there is no need to go through the CBR. 

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What are the examination interpreter costs? 

The costs for an interpreter at the theory exam are 226,- euro including VAT. This is a fixed price set in consultation with the CBR. These costs are paid directly to Global Talk. 

What is Global Talk? 

At Global Talk we are committed to removing language and cultural barriers on a daily basis. We believe that everyone, no matter where they come from, has the right to understand and be understood. We achieve this with over 2000 highly experienced and specialized interpreters in more than 200 languages. With Global Talk you can be sure that there is always an interpreter available in the language you need. When you request an interpreter from Global Talk, you can work towards your theory exam without worry and focus fully on getting your driver’s license. 

Book directly 

If your theory exam is coming up soon, you can quickly and easily book a Global Talk interpreter today. Simply request one online using the button below. All you have to do is fill in the language you need an interpreter in, the CBR location, the type of exam, the time and your candidate number (which you will find in the e-mail from the CBR), and you are ready to go. All that’s left is filling in your personal details and pay. This way, your interpreter is arranged with a few clicks and you can focus on getting your driver’s license!

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