- Test Administration Website
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
- National Center for State Courts (Consortium)
- Administrative Hearing and Medical Interpreters
- National Association of Judicial Interpreters and Translators
CIP strives to ensure access to the courts for persons with limited English proficiency or those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, by developing programs and practices that enhance the quality of interpretation and increase the availability of qualified interpreters in the courts.
Nominations to the Court Interpreters Advisory Panel
The Court Interpreters Advisory Panel is currently seeking nominations for the following vacancies: Appellate Court Justice; Region 3 Court Interpreter Employee; and, Independent Contractor in a language other than Spanish. Interpreters must be certified or registered.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, July 24, 2015. Information regarding membership on a Judicial Council Advisory Body and application instructions may be found here.
April 28, 2015: Executive Summary for the Language Access Plan is now available in the following languages.
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Apr 23, 2015: Candidates preparing for the September 22-24 Oral Bilingual Interpreting Exam should view the video collection “What to Expect on Exam Day.” Visit the Prometric website for exam details.
Jan 22, 2015: At its public meeting on Jan 22, the Judicial Council adopted a language access plan for the California courts (Press Release). The Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts is the result of an 18-month effort by the Joint Working Group that included public hearings and a 60-day formal public comment period on a draft of the plan.
Interpreter Annual Renewal and Compliance Period
All spoken language interpreters must meet annual renewal and continuing education and professional assignment requirements established by the Judicial Council of California, in accordance with California Government Code § 68562.
Visit the Annual Renewal and Compliance Period page for more information and schedule of due dates and fees.
Bilingual Interpreting Exams: Exams are administered two times per calendar year. The next Bilingual Interpreting Exams will be offered September 22-24 at testing locations across California, for more information regarding the upcoming exams and to register visit the: Prometric website Bilingual Interpreting Exam section.
For more information, visit the Exam Information page.
Written Exams: Scheduling for the Written Exam is available now. Please visit the Prometric website Written Exam section for information on how to register.
Interested in becoming a court interpreter? As a court interpreter, you will play a key role in our trial courts by interpreting for defendants, litigants and witnesses, thereby helping to insure access to justice for thousands of Californians with limited English proficiency. Find more information and resources on how you can become a court interpreter.
Looking for a certified or registered court interpreter? You can find interpreters here.
Resources for exploring the court interpreting profession and preparing to enter the profession
Resources for current court interpreters
Resources for trainers of interpreters
Some of the reports produced or sponsored by CIP include:
Interested in the purpose and function of the Court Interpreters Program or the Court Interpreters Advisory Panel? This section contains background information on the program and the panel. It also answers common questions.
Information related to the Court Interpreters Advisory Panel and the Court Interpreter Program