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Court Interpreter's Resources

Find our latest news and resources relating to court interpreting in California. Aspiring interpreters can find exam information, self-assessments, and other resources. Credentialed court interpreters can find information on jobs with the superior courts, continuing education, compliance, and other topics.

News and Announcements

REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER/FALL BILINGUAL INTERPRETING EXAMINATION (BIE)
Registration for the Summer/Fall BIE is expected to open on or before June 3, 2024 for all available certified languages. Interested candidates are encouraged to frequently visit this page for the latest interpreter exam updates.

REGISTRATION FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND ORAL PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (OPE) IS NOW OPEN
Candidates who are interested in taking these examinations are encouraged to register. To register for the exams, visit the Prometric website. For additional information, visit our Become a Court Interpreter page

Provisionally Qualified Interpreters

Interpreters who have been provisionally qualified by the court can find information on required education. 

FAQs & Resources

Become a California Court Interpreter Flyer

Our new one page flyer can be used as a marketing resource to promote the court interpreting career. Available here for download and print.

What are the revised payment policies for independent contractor interpreters?

The revised Payment Policies for Independent Contractor Interpreters became effective July 1, 2021. Updates to the policies include an increase to the daily compensation rates, standardized travel reimbursement rates in accordance with the Judicial Council Financial Policies and Procedures Manual, and other changes. An optional Independent Contractor Interpreter - Payment Rate Authorization Form is also available to assist courts in documenting efforts to locate available independent contractor interpreters.

What are the California interpreter rules of court and laws?
What are some professional interpreter associations?

The following is a list of professional interpreter associations. This is not a complete list. This list does not constitute an endorsement of any of these associations and is provided for informational use only.

Who are the interpreter coordinators at my local court?

Use our Roster of Interpreter Coordinators to find the primary contacts for your local superior court. 

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