Search for court certified and registered interpreters who are in good standing with the Judicial Council. Interpreters are added to this "Master List" after passing the required exams and officially enrolling with the Judicial Council.
Use the Master List to locate an interpreter and to verify current status as a qualified interpreter.
Each interpreter on the Master List is required to carry a Judicial Council issued badge that displays a current photo, the interpreter's official identification number, and an expiration date. Use this badge as part of your identity verification process and to obtain the certification or registration number as needed for your records.
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The Judicial Council's Master List of Certified and Registered Court Interpreters is provided to assist you in locating an interpreter. You will be held liable for misuse of the information contained in the Master List.
Government Code §27293 permits California county clerks to certify documents translated into English only if the document has been translated by American Translators Association certified translators, California Certified Court Interpreters, or California Registered Interpreters. California Certified Court or Registered Interpreters are authorized in a judicial proceeding to interpret orally the verbal content of documents, but the Judicial Council does not otherwise test or certify an interpreter's written translation skills.
AB 349, the 2007 legislation responsible for this provision under Government Code §27293, can be found at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_0301-0350/ab_349_bill_20070926_chaptered.pdf