- 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.
Nomination Period Open for Court Interpreters Advisory Panel
The Court Interpreters Advisory Panel is currently soliciting nominations for certified or registered court interpreters working as employees in trial courts (Regions 2, 3 and 4), and a certified or registered Other than Spanish, Independent Contractor. Other membership vacancies on the panel are for a trial court judicial officer, trial court judicial administrator and a non-voting advisory position. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 30, 2013. The nomination form can be completed online or downloaded here.
The Judicial Council’s Court Interpreters Advisory Panel assists the Judicial Council with the advancement of language access to the courts. The panel makes recommendations to the council on policies and procedures including, but not limited to, interpreter use and need, certification, registration, and professional conduct.
On March 5, 2013, California begins scheduling registered interpreter candidates to take Oral Proficency Exams in English and each interpreter's non-English language. These exams are developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and administered by our test administator, Prometric. Click to learn more about What's New in California Court Interpreting.
Bilingual Interpreting Exams: Exams will take place August 20-22, 2013. Registration will open June 21 and the registration deadline is July 21. To see if this is an exam relevant to you, review the Exam Information page. To find details about registering for the exam, check the Prometric website Bilingual Interpreting Exam section.
Written Exams: Scheduling for the Written Exam is available now. Please visit the Prometric website Written Exam section for information on how to register.
Oral Proficiency Exams: Scheduling for the Oral Proficiency Exam is available now. Please visit the Prometric website Oral Proficiency Exam secion for information on how to register.
Looking for a certified or registered court interpreter? You can find interpreters here.
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