Annual Renewal and Compliance Period

In accordance with California Government Code § 68562, all spoken language interpreters must meet annual renewal and continuing education and professional assignment requirements established by the Judicial Council of California. Official notification and Annual Renewal packets are e-mailed annually, in September, to all interpreters currently enrolled on the Judicial Council’s Master List of Certified Court and Registered Interpreters. If an e-mail address is not on file, or bounces back, the annual renewal packets are sent via US mail. In order to insure that you receive notification, please make sure that your e-mail address is current. The deadline for the Judicial Council to receive interpreter annual renewal fees and paperwork, without penalty is Monday, December 31, 2018.

An interpreter’s failure to provide his or her current mailing address and e-mail address does not exempt an interpreter from fulfilling any compliance requirements. If your contact information has changed please mail the CIP Contact Update Form to the address provided.

2018 Compliance Packet
Fillable Compliance Form

For complete information on the compliance requirements for court interpreters refer to Compliance Requirements for Certified Court Interpreters and Registered Interpreters

Total Due Received no Later Than

Compliance Forms and/or Annual Renewal  Fee


December 31 (or last business day in December)

$50 late fee assessed if  not received by December 31


January 1 - Last Business Day of February

$250 reinstatement fee assessed in addition to renewal fee and late fee if received March 1 and before June 30 (interpreter suspension period)


March 1 - June 30

Certification or registration status will be REVOKED if all compliance requirements have not been met by June 30.