Annual Renewal and Compliance Period

In accordance with California Government Code § 68562, all spoken language interpreters must meet annual renewal requirements in order to maintain their status as a California certified court or registered interpreter. On Friday, January 24, 2020, the 2019 Annual Renewal and Compliance packet was e-mailed to all California certified court and registered interpreters. If an e-mail address is not on file or not functioning, the annual renewal packet is sent via US mail.

The deadline to receive payment, and if due, your signed document attesting to completion of your continuing education and professional assignment requirement, has been extended without penalty to April 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 health crisis. This deadline has been extended to provide any interpreters who are experiencing financial hardship with additional time to submit their annual fees and/or required documentation.

Interpreters who do not meet the April 30, 2020 deadline will be placed on suspended status. Payment and/or signed documentation not received by June 30, 2020 will result in revocation of an interpreter’s credential.

Interpreters should refer to their badge for the year the document attesting to completion of continuing education and professional assignments is due.

An interpreter who does not provide a current mailing address and e-mail address is not exempted from fulfilling the compliance requirements. Please mail the CIP Contact Update Form or e-mail our office at to convey any changes to contact information.

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

The Judicial Council’s Court Interpreters Program reserves the right to audit and request documentation verifying completion of compliance requirements. Please retain all documentation for five years.