Court Interpreters Program (CIP)

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.

Latest News

2019 Annual Renewal and Compliance Period – Deadline March 30, 2020

On Friday, January 24, 2020, the 2019 Annual Renewal and Compliance documents were emailed to all California certified court and registered interpreters. If an email was not on file, the documents were sent via U.S. Mail. Please read the memo that was included in your packet carefully, as it details important changes, including changes and updates to the Compliance Requirements for Certified Court and Registered Interpreters. The deadline to submit your paperwork as instructed is Monday, March 30, 2020. For more information and details, please refer to the Annual Renewal and Compliance page.

Effective January 1, 2020 – California Court Interpreter Credential Review Procedures – Filing a Complaint

The Judicial Council of California adopted the California Court Interpreter Credential Review Procedures on September 24, 2019, which provide guidelines for filing a complaint alleging professional misconduct or malfeasance regarding a California certified or registered interpreter. Complaint forms and more information may be found at: Court Interpreter Complaints.

Sacramento radio KFBK interviews with Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Part I and Part II:


Is Court Interpreting for you?
Interpreter Candidate Self-Assessment (2:52)