- 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.
July 31, 2014: Public Comment Sought on Proposed Strategic Plan for Language Access in the California Courts. Deadline for comments is September 29, 2014.
Bilingual Interpreting Exams will be offered September 23, 24, and 25 at testing locations across California.
Exams will be administered at testing locations across California. Please visit the Prometric website for information on how to register.
Interested in becoming a court interpreter? As a court interpreter, you will play a key role in our trial courts by interpreting for defendants, litigants and witnesses, thereby helping to insure access to justice for thousands of Californians with limited English proficiency. Find more information and resources on how you can become a court interpreter.
Bilingual Interpreting Exams: Exams are administered two times per calendar year. For more information regarding the required exams, review the Exam Information page. Please visit our website often, as dates for the Bilingual Interpreting Exam will be posted as soon as Bilingual Interpreting Exam dates become available or visit: 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.
Looking for a certified or registered court interpreter? You can find interpreters here.
Resources for exploring the court interpreting profession and preparing to enter the profession
Resources for current court interpreters
Resources for trainers of interpreters
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