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 will be e-mailed in October 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 Tuesday, 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 or email

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

Description Total Due Dues and Notes

Annual Fee (active interpreter)

Annual Fee (inactive interpreter)



Due between Sept. 15 and last business day in Dec. 

Every two years

30 CIP-approved CIMCE courses

40 professional assignments

Due between Sept. 15 and the last business day in Dec.

Effective Sept. 2019, interpreters are no longer required to turn in continuing education and professional assignment documentation. They will be provided the means to sign and attest under penalty of perjury completion of all compliance requirements. CIP reserves the right to audit. Interpreters must maintain records verifying compliance for five years.
  • Late Fee of $50 assessed for nonpayment of annual renewal fee
  • Failure provide documentation verifying completion of:
    • 30 hours of continuing education
    • 40 professional assignments


Payment received but documentation incomplete


Due: Jan. 1 thru last working day in Feb.

Due every two years. Failure to provide proof of completion results in assessment of late fee.

Suspension period during which a
reinstatement fee assessed

May affect ability to interpret in the California courts


Due from Mar. 1 and thru last working day in June.

Interpreting credential subject to revocation if all requirements not met by last business day in June. State qualifying exams must be taken and enrollment procedures must be met to requalify.

Other: All updates to interpreter profile, including change of name, address, email, phone, or work location

Failure to update profiles could result in not receiving important communications

Interpreters are responsible for informing CIP of any changes to their profile information as instructed by CIP or by submitting request to

All interpreters on the Master List receive instructions on how to submit payment and/or documentation verifying completion of compliance requirements by Sept. 15