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An interpreter is an individual who translates orally (or in writing) from one language into another. Individual must be certified to act as interpreters in administrative and/or court hearings, excluding small claims court proceedings. Interpreter examinations are conducted periodically through the entities listed below. There is no office in state service that retains a list of interpreters. The interpreters employed throughout state service are individuals who have been certified by their agency because there was a need for a language translator in that agency.




STATE:

Judicial Council of California Court Interpreters Program
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3660
(415) 865-4200
866-310-0689
www.courts.ca.gov

Responsible for the certification program for individuals interested in becoming interpreters at the state level. Consumers may contact this office to order a certified court interpreter information packet.


FEDERAL:

CPS Human Resource Services Federal Court Interpreter Certification Program
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916)263-3494


Administers the examination for individuals interested in the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam (FCICE) Program. Consumers may contact this office to order an informational package on how to become a certified federal court interpreter.


National Center for Interpretation

The University of Arizona
National Center for Interpretation
PO Box 210432 Tucson, AZ 85721-0432
(520) 621-3615
www.nci.arizona.edu
Street Address:
800 E University Blvd, Suite 200 Tucson, AZ 85719

520) 621-3615

Fax: (520) 621-0658

ncitrp@email.arizona.edu


Provides study materials and sample FCICE exams.


See:
Contracts (Spanish-Language)



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