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Multilingual Certification Program

Multilingual Certification Program

The Multilingual Certification Program offers Montgomery County Government employees the opportunity to receive compensation for their language skills used to provide services to customers in a language other than English when there is a need to do so. As available, language-certified employees may be called upon to provide their language skills inside or outside of their service area or department.

To become certified, employees must first apply online and receive approval from their supervisor and director. They must then pass a language certification exam for one of the approved languages identified as the predominant languages used by County residents. Please read below for program details and how to apply.


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Approved Languages


How to Apply and Become Certified

Certification Levels

Multilingual Pay

Language Certified Employees Database

This webpage provides general information about Montgomery County Government’s Multilingual Certification Program. If there is an inconsistency between the content of this webpage and any other documents, the applicable document will prevail (e.g., the law, regulation, procedure, or collective bargaining agreement). Please consult appropriate references, such as the Montgomery County Personnel Regulations and collective bargaining agreements for additional information.